GE and ENGIE signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct innovative initiatives and jointly review digital solutions, in particular to optimise the performance of the electricity generation assets of ENGIE, one of the largest technology operators developed by GE in the world.
This partnership features collaboration between the world’s largest digital industrial group and a global energy player committed to be the leader in energy transition worldwide. GE has well-rounded experience in Internet industrial solutions and energy management software. The ENGIE Group brings its expertise in energy engineering, electricity generation and distribution, as well as in renewable energies and energy storage technologies.
For ENGIE, this agreement will facilitate, among others:
- Improvements in the performance and reliability of electricity production assets and electricity grid management.
- Collaboration in digital transformation (leadership programmes, design thinking, fast works, etc.).
- Cooperation between ENGIE Digital Factory teams and those of the GE Digital Foundry.
- Participation in GE’s electricity digitalisation network.
At the MoU signing, Judith Hartmann, Executive Vice-President of ENGIE, declared: “With this partnership, we are continuing the Group’s digital transformation. Thanks to GE’s expertise in the field, we will be able to accelerate the ramp-up of our Digital Factory and improve the management of our energy assets, thereby enhancing operational performance.”
“This partnership constitutes a key step for the energy industry in the digital era,” added Mark Hutchinson, Chairman and CEO of GE Europe. “Combining our expertise with ENGIE enables us to explore new digital solutions in very different areas and create value.”
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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