Digitisation to shape the transformation of the energy sector

FuturENERGY July-September 2020

The Energy Technological Institute (ITE) has presented GAMMA, a pioneering project in Spain, which consists of a digitalised energy management pilot. This digital platform allows energy communities, companies and users to make the best use of their own energy resources (self-consumption, e-mobility, storage), as well as providing real time analysis of the efficiency of their energy system.

Since 2014, investments geared towards the digitisation of the energy sector – essentially the development of specific software and the design of digital electrical infrastructures – have grown by 20% around the world. This figure, as contained in Digitisation Report of the Spanish Energy Sector, published last June, highlights the considerable distance still to go in this field, as well as revealing a significant panorama of challenges and opportunities in which the technological transformation of the networks will be determining factor for decarbonising the economy.

Digitisation already plays an unquestionable and ubiquitous role in our lives and is set to be a key tool within the reactivation plans that are being put into place in every conceivable field of activity to mitigate the negative consequences of the coronavirus crisis on the economy.