AI, for example, can significantly save cost at the regional grid-level using smart maintenance and targeted operations, such as locating the precise cause of power outages. In half of the cases, malfunctions are caused by internal defects and ageing, which can be prevented by AI monitoring. In the case of energy infrastructure, where several energy carriers work together, AI can contribute to the proper matching of energy supply and demand and the redesign of energy infrastructures taking into account multiple energy carriers.
The Energy and Sustainability working group is working to bring together ongoing initiatives and to facilitate cooperation, for example, by making agreements on access to and use of data and interfaces. International collaboration within the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and partnership with Germany, France and the USA are also being shaped.