The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly widespread in the energy sector as well – for example, to control electricity grids and advance convergence between the electricity, heating and transport energy sectors.
AI has immense potential to make effective use of the data flows generated by digitisation as a means of coping with the growing complexity of the energy system. At the same time, artificial intelligence is a key technology to improve energy efficiency within the industrial sector.
dena-report Artificial Intelligence for the Integrated Energy Transition
The term “artificial intelligence” (AI) refers to the application of special algorithms to solve defined problems. Until now, both the public debate and the specialist discussion on the possible use of AI in the energy system have been characterised by uncertainty and a lack of expertise, impeding the use of this important technology for the energy transition. The aim of the “EnerKI – Using artificial intelligence to optimise the energy system” project is to kick-start the discussion and develop specific knowledge for businesses, experts and politicians.