Without technology, there won’t be any renewable energy in the future26/04/2019
Invited as a guest speaker by Jérôme Colombain (Radio France) and Guillaume Bregeras of Les Echos, Stéphane Quéré, (New Business Director at ENGIE) participated in a platform including representatives from Qarnot Computing and Teqoya on the theme of "How technology can be a lever for fighting global warming."
Green tech, Clean tech... Can energy be green?
Stéphane Quéré: The energy world has no choice but to be green! Remember that ENGIE has just redefined its strategy and is now positioned as a service provider for the transition to zero carbon for its city, industrial and private customers.
Our customers have always wanted to control their energy consumption. Now, they also want to control the way their energy is produced, and of course want to use as much renewable energy as possible. While we’re installing more and more renewable and decentralized energy production units, solar panels and wind turbines, the common denominator among all these sources of renewable energy is that it is intermittent. They work when the sun is shining or when there is wind.
It takes technology for this new green energy model to work: for storage, the ability to model production and the analysis and application of data are fundamental.
We launched a platform a few years ago that allows us understand, in real time, what is happening on all our wind, solar and hydraulic plants around the world. In addition to the possibility of directly supervising energy production, data analysis gives us the opportunity to develop new offers, improve performance, detect if wind turbines are not entirely in the axis of the wind, etc.