Press Release

Eletrobras teams up with Google Cloud to accelerate digital transformation

Bnamericas Published: Monday, December 05, 2022

From Eletrobras

December 5, 2022

This is a machine translation of the press release originally published in Portuguese. 

Eletrobras announces Google Cloud as a cloud partner to accelerate the company's transformation journey. With the initiative, which includes the migration of the group's technology infrastructure to Google's cloud, Eletrobras will make intensive use of data and artificial intelligence solutions to meet some of the main challenges of the segment, such as in the areas of asset management of transmission and generation, energy trading and corporate sustainability management.

“Google's cloud technologies can be used in several projects in the operational areas of companies, such as, for example, monitoring vegetation along transmission lines; in the search for better use of the incidence of light in solar energy projects; in the use of augmented reality in hydroelectric plants and transmission lines; among other functions. The partnership will make it possible to optimize the performance of generation and transmission assets, in addition to being a fundamental arm of the intensification of investments in clean sources, foreseen by senior management in the post-capitalization scenario”, explains the president of Eletrobras, Wilson Ferreira Junior .

As part of the agreement, Eletrobras will migrate a large part of its infrastructure and applications from its private cloud to Google's cloud, gaining more efficiency and scale. In addition, the modernization will enable a more holistic data analytics strategy based on data from all Eletrobras information sources, bringing better insights and in a shorter period of time for business decision-making.

This smart technology base also opens up possibilities for using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help the company achieve its efficiency and expansion goals. Among the possibilities are the development of indicators for risk reduction, optimization of maintenance, innovation projects in operations, management of current assets and planning for the implementation of new assets.

“Technology and digital innovation will be the main pillars of support to meet the changes that the energy sector will undergo in the coming years”, says Marco Bravo, head of Google Cloud Brazil. “Google Cloud, which helps companies from all sectors to leverage digital transformation, will work together with Eletrobras to bring greater efficiency to its operations and explore new use cases to solve its main challenges in the sector”, he adds.

Eletrobras also wants to explore artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to accelerate clean and sustainable energy projects, such as the generation of insights for responsible optimization of the chain of generation, transmission and commercialization of renewable energy. The company's sustainability goals were one of the reasons for choosing Google Cloud, which has a long commitment to environmental sustainability.

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