The energy sector is in the midst of a significant transformation that affects all of us. After all, having an affordable and fully reliable supply of electricity has been a key driver for society and for prosperity for well over 100 years. Throughout this period, the power grid has undergone countless technological changes. New in our times are the tremendous dynamics of the advances that are now being made. And digitalisation will ensure that the ongoing transformation will continue at a fast pace.
We at Siemens want to actively shape the energy transition – boldly, collaboratively and ingeniously. We are firmly convinced that we can achieve much by infusing more intelligence into power grids. These smart capabilities can turn challenges into opportunities, improve business performance and mitigate environmental impact. Digital technology is the key to mastering the new complexity.
We are presenting this publication to explain our perspective on the future of energy systems and to stimulate an open dialogue. Taking a broad view of the issues at hand, this resource outlines the trends and disruptions that are reshaping the energy landscape. It also shows how “Energy Intelligence” can help avoid potential pitfalls, capitalize on emerging opportunities and jointly create environments that care.