As the global demand for energy continues to rise and the need for sustainability becomes increasingly crucial, energy organizations are confronted with the challenge of reducing emissions while meeting the growing demand for energy.
To overcome this challenge, companies must adopt holistic solutions that optimize operational efficiency and accelerate the transition to cleaner energy.
Sustainability is a Data Problem
To achieve sustainability goals, companies need to go beyond mere reporting. While reporting provides retrospective data, it doesn't offer insights, improve decision-making, or allow for optimization.
Instead, companies should prioritize providing real-time or scenario-based visibility into their emissions, energy consumption, and waste in order to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and effectively communicate their progress to customers, regulators, and society as a whole.
However, establishing a baseline for effective climate impact reporting is currently a manual, time-consuming, and disjointed process.
The energy industry is facing a significant data problem that hampers progress toward a more efficient, safer, and sustainable future. The siloed nature of industrial data makes it challenging for companies to gain full visibility into their operations, preventing them from effectively optimizing production, monitoring and reducing their carbon footprint, and moving towards autonomous operations.
The only way for the industry to take control of its industrial data is by embracing Industrial DataOps.
Definition of DataOps
“DataOps is a collaborative data management practice focused on improving the communication, integration and automation of data flows between data managers and data consumers across an organization.” - Gartner
Cognite’s Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, puts real-time and historical industrial data into a business context, enabling anyone to build, deploy, and scale digital solutions that drive sustainable business value. By doing so, industrial companies worldwide can make informed decisions that promote a safer, more efficient, and sustainable future.
Microsoft's Energy Transition Center of Excellence
During CERAWeek 2023, Microsoft announced the opening of its Energy Transition Center of Excellence at the Houston Microsoft Technology Center. The Center of Excellence consists of a collection of booths with videos showcasing MSFT partners who are doing innovative work toward energy transition/sustainability.
Cognite: Partnering with Microsoft for a Sustainable Future
Cognite is honored to be among the featured partners at the Microsoft Energy Transition Center. During the opening of the Center, we showcased a demo of Cognite Data Fusion® + Microsoft Sustainability Manager. This powerful combination offers companies a holistic solution to increase efficiency, reduce total energy use, and operate more sustainably.
Cognite Data Fusion® and Microsoft Sustainability Manager: A Holistic Solution
To increase efficiency and operate more sustainably, companies need to look at energy usage, chemical usage, emissions, and waste in context and in real-time. Only then can they optimize and make operational decisions that can make a difference.
A combination of Cognite Data Fusion® and Microsoft Sustainability Manager simplifies the operations of emissions data so that operators can visualize, monitor, optimize, and automatically report real-time emissions data from industrial operations.
How it works:
Step 1: Emissions Data Liberation
Cognite Data Fusion® automates the ingestion, aggregation, and contextualization of data from multiple sources. This allows companies to look at energy usage, chemical usage, emissions, and waste in context and in real-time.
Step 2: Emissions Data Operations
Cognite Data Fusion® automatically builds a knowledge graph with all your data, using AI and ML to map the data relationships into this industrial data model that can then be used to build use cases. This allows operators to gain insights, optimize energy usage, and make operational decisions that reduce emissions.
Step 3: Emissions Data Reporting & Tracking
Cognite Data Fusion® provides a pipeline of Scope 1 OT data into Microsoft Sustainability Manager, where it can be combined with Scope 2 and 3 IT and ERP data. Cognite and Microsoft Sustainability Manager can automate the reporting and tracking of Scope 1, 2, and 3 data across the enterprise.
Accelerating the Transition to Cleaner Energy
To make a real difference, companies need to look at energy usage, chemical usage, emissions, and waste in context and in real-time. Cognite Data Fusion® and Microsoft Sustainability Manager simplify emissions data operations, enabling operators to visualize, monitor, optimize, and automatically report real-time emissions data from industrial operations.
By utilizing Cognite Data Fusion® and Microsoft's Sustainability Manager, companies can streamline their emissions data operations, improve operational efficiencies, and accelerate the transition to cleaner energy, all while working towards a more sustainable future.