18.06.2020 | First steps taken in transformation process
Innovation is an important driver of the new Axpo strategy. Digital transformation was the basis for corporate change even before Corona. Axpo intends to use the opportunities offered by this process. In doing so, we are on a journey in World 4.0 and driving innovation forward.
For Thomas Sieber, Chairman of the Axpo Board and it’s team it was clear even before the current Corona crisis: To seize the opportunities of a dynamic energy market Axpo must be active and creative and focus on digital changes. "We will only reach our goals if we use the opportunities offered by digital transformation: We will become more networked, faster and more agile, better and more innovative."
Axpo hast already started this change process. For example Axpo has launched a pilot project at the Sarganserland power plant to make it the first digital power plant in Switzerland. Over 12 months, 20 different use cases were implemented. They will be tested under real conditions at the plant and analysed for their potential. First results indicate: Fewer routine tasks, less administration and fewer errors. Read more about the project in detail here.
Axpo is innovative and digital in other areas of Production & Grids as well.
Big data project
Of course, machine learning and advanced analytics are also in use at Axpo. An application was developed to calculate more exact wind prognoses under a big data project. The results are used to optimise the trading strategy. The application uses machine learning and trains automatically overnight. This makes it possible to prepare trading recommendations that continuously evolve and adapt to market conditions.
Innovation on the construction site
Some more exciting innovation projects: