Darwin

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March 2021
By Engie
Headquarters 92400 Courbevoie, France
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Darwin - A digital tool dedicated to operational efficiency of renewable energy farms

Renewable energy sources raise new challenges for asset operators, asset managers and owners. The generation fleets are now composed of rather small, diverse and decentralized assets. The production is hard to predict because depending on random external conditions whereas the electrical grids require visibility and flexibility. Darwin is ENGIE's software for renewables that enables the transition towards a zero-carbon energy mix. Darwin collects and stores the data communicated by wind, solar, hydro or biogas plants in real-time as well as third-party data like weather forecasts. The data is hosted in the cloud, analyzed and rendered in order to help the operational teams increase their revenues and optimize their costs. Darwin also makes data easily available for teams, stakeholders and other data scientists to foster innovation.

Key features

  • Darwin makes renewable power plants accessible and actionable in one single platform and interface
  • Darwin helps users anticipating plant failure by several months
  • Darwin guides users in finding, analyzing and solving renewable power plant technical underperformance to keep-up plant profitability
  • One step towards a 100% renewable energy mix
  • Generate 10GWh more CO2 free renewable energy per 1GW of installed capacity

Profitability

  • Up to +5% of plant production
  • Less than 4 years payback time

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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