All companies embarking on systematic energy management are discovering that it has one key resource: data. Accurate information on consumption, production and costs is the raw material.
If you are somehow involved in running a manufacturing plant, the odds are that you will be working on at least one Industry 4.0 project. The idea of using data analytics to optimize production, increase efficiency, flexibility and enhance quality is making its way to factory floors around the world.
Earlier this week Bart Tommelein, the regional minister for Energy in Flanders, stressed once more that he expects industry to step up its efforts in going green and investing in renewable energy.
President Trump withdrew his country from the Paris climate agreement last week, claiming it was a bad deal for the United States. What he really did, was trying to conceal a political decision as an economic one.
The creation of the ‘Energy Cluster’ in Flanders (Belgium) is the latest proof that the Energy Transition is real – and that it means business. Lots of business even.