The energy sector remains one of the biggest in the world that is yet to fully embrace cloud computing publicly, though it is undoubtedly happening behind the scenes.
2019 has seen cloud companies compete for contracts with car manufacturers, healthcare, and a range of other industries.
With the green potential of energy efficiency, it seems that some of the sector could be creaking into action after news that AES has agreed on a partnership with Google for cloud provision and digital transformation.
AES is a Fortune 500 listed company that works with electrical storage and distribution, and its link with Google is expected to allow it to develop more renewable energy capacity and also start making significant savings on data management and server usage.
As part of the deal, AES will sponsor some Google programmes to bring clean energy to key areas in Latin America and the US, while AES will link its partner Uplight with Google Cloud to use cloud technology and data analytics to improve the provision of energy solutions across the grid.
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said: “Cloud technology is an enabler for forward-leaning organizations seeking to put customers at the center of their business strategies.”
Kurian spoke of the aim between Google’s cloud arm and AES to use all the tools at their disposal to “help transform the energy industry’s infrastructure.”
It remains to be seen if this starts off a chain effect in the energy sector.