The industry faces its fourth industrial revolution: shorter innovation cycles,
higher flexibility, of the producing protagonists, higher individualization of products.
Proper driver of this development are the internet and numerous innovations from the information
and communication sector (ICT). The transformation process of the industrial sector which is named
industry 4.0 has already started and supports a closer cooperation between the ICT branch and the industry.
Information technology, telecommunication and manufacturing industry fuse together.
The ambition is an intelligent factory (Smart Factory) that stands for mutability,
resource efficiency and ergonomics as well as the integration of customers and business partners in
the business and value adding processes.
The intelligent and resource-saving energy use as an important component of the Smart Factory and the associated energy costs belong meanwhile tot the significant competitive factors of successful companies. As a result every company needs a professional discussion of the topic energy.
Energy business processes
Energy demand analysis
Concepts of an efficient energy use
Concepts of decentral generation
Energy (efficiency) management
Energy data management
Energy use optimization
Energy portfolio management
Optimization of the energy purchasing and trading