What is the role of digitalization in the wind industry pathway to net zero?

One of the most important facilitators in combating climate change is digitalization. Innovations from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, like 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), are not just important economic enablers; they can also speed up efforts to stabilize global temperature increases far below 2°C.


They may advance climate protection, better air quality, and the preservation of biodiversity on the road to climate neutrality through increased data gathering, openness, collaboration, control, and informed decision-making. In other words, the world needs digitalization to successfully navigate the complexities of the decentralized energy supply system.


Over the past two decades, the power sector has undergone a digital transformation. It has made operations more transparent, boosted efficiency and reliability, and decreased costs—from cheaper monthly utility bills to fewer outages and quicker reaction times. 


To meet sustainability goals this trend must be translated into the unquestionably advantageous wind sector, from extensive wind farm development to O&M, To minimize cost and financial risk while expediting the energy transition.


Technological advancements in AI and machine learning can then be utilized to maximize the scope, accuracy, and applicability of your data. Implementation of data can identify the precise location of emissions production and the steps needed to reduce or eliminate them. Additionally, analytics can be benchmarked for sharing with others, promoting wider advancement, and improving the capacity to coordinate collective efforts.


While digitalization will play a significant role in assisting the world in achieving its net zero goals, the mere adoption of new technology will not guarantee a favorable impact on the environment. To achieve net zero and advance from where we are now, it will be essential to creatively harness the potential of digitalization and build solutions that can actively help to attain climate-neutral goals.


At the 4th Edition Windpower Data and Digital Innovation Forum, we will be discussing: • Learn the state of digitalization in the wind industry, • Discover approaches towards a successful digitalization journey, • Understand the impact of climate change and the value of weather data integration, • Find out about paths towards decarbonization beyond regulations. Join experts and stakeholders in discussions that could shape the future of the global wind power market.