The path to reducing carbon emissions starts with measurement and understanding. Here, energy management software emerges as a crucial player in planning for carbon abatement and devising impactful "what-if" scenarios. CERius™, a carbon emissions management software recently launched in limited release (beta) by GE Vernova’s Digital business, serves as the lodestar to assist energy companies in gauging their progress towards net-zero targets.
The journey towards sustainability begins by identifying achievable actions today and assessing the potential impact of future projects. For instance, consider a power generator with a fleet of 20 gas power turbines. Utilizing software to accurately quantify emissions from each turbine can provide valuable insights into their performance relative to their peers. Armed with this knowledge, actions can be taken to optimize underperforming turbines, resulting in immediate benefits.
Beyond the present, this emissions management software is designed to facilitate complex scenario planning. This entails envisioning different strategies, such as incorporating wind or solar energy sources, to ascertain their effects on energy generation capacity and resulting emissions. The heart of this modeling lies in Digital Twin technology, driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), which employ real-time and historical data to establish more accurate baselines. This enables organizations to gauge the impact of their decarbonization efforts on their overarching net-zero strategy.