When it comes to energy, it is time to consume less but better. This trend is also a challenge for the industry, which must also observe certain production constraints. So, in order to manage performance pragmatically and efficiently, Energy Management today relies on digital tools. Zoom in on the uses and role of digital in industrial Energy Management.
Digitalization of the industry: new analysis tools
In factories as well as in production units, Energy Performance has become everyone's business. And the actors involved need to rely on dependable data that can be easily shared, cross-referenced and enriched, in order to successfully bring the Energy Management approach to fruition.
To help them, say goodbye to Excel spreadsheets! Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence now help reduce action time and gain agility, performance and control. Thanks to digital technology, operators are becoming fully-fledged actors in the industry's energy transition.
The 3 main roles of digital in Energy Management
The role of digital technology is not to replace human beings but, on the contrary, to support them in the face of ecological and technological challenges. In this context, digital tools have three main advantages:
- Collecting data thanks to Big Data.
- Displaying energy flows and monitoring them in real time.
- Integrating analytical components.
Thanks to this data, industrial operators are better able to identify sources of energy optimization, establish suitable scenarios and determine the actions to be deployed.
If digital has become essential in industrial Energy Management, it is above all because it gives operators all the means to multiply their skills. Data processing, calculation and analysis, updated recommendations on actions already taken and those to come... Digital tools are real assets to help people act on a site’s energy performance. METRON assists manufacturers in the digitalization of their production sites.
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