French utility company Engie has partnered with tech giant Google for developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-based wind energy solution.

Under this new partnership, Engie and Google Cloud’s AI Services and Industry Solutions (AIIS) will work together to develop a solution that can predict the price and quantity of wind power to be sold in the market.

Google Cloud Global Energy Solutions director Larry COCHRANE said: “At Google Cloud, we believe that more accurate data and predictions of wind power production will be valuable to electricity grids, creating benefits for consumers and making wind more competitive with fossil fuels.

“We are delighted to work with ENGIE on this project, which can accelerate Europe’s clean energy transition, while laying the groundwork for wind farms around the world  to benefit from improved forecasting via Artificial Intelligence.”

AI solution will make use of performant and scalable data system as well as advanced machine learning (ML) algorithms to support decision making process.

Once completed, the project is expected to benefit the wind facilities across the globe with increased forecasting capabilities using AI. 

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ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales executive committee member Alexandre Cosquer said: “ENGIE’s business entity ‘Global Energy Management & Sales’ has been developing its systems in the last decade to cope with the challenges involved in managing renewables assets.

“With already a double expertise in risk and data management, we were looking to intensify the renewables development, and to partner up with one of the most superior experts not only in data management but also in Machine Learning technology.

“Data, Digitalization and Risk Management are key enablers to bring value and accelerate the decarbonation of our power grids; in that context, a partnership with Google was obvious.”