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Digitization in the Energy Sector: Evolutionary or Revolutionary Change?

The term “digitization” increasingly affects the public discussion, the political agenda and, above all, strategic and operative decisions of established companies in the German and European economic regions. The German energy industry has also taken up the discussion and recognized the digitization as an enabler for the Energiewende.

“3 Questions, 3 Answers” with Dr. Carsten Leder, Head of Development and Fundamental Issues at Thyssengas GmbH

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Thyssengas GmbH is a transmission system operator (TSO) for natural gas based in Dortmund. The company uses the EXXETA software products “Contract and Capacity” and “Nomination” from the MTS TSO Suite. Dr. Carsten Leder, head of the department for process development and fundamental issues at Thyssengas, has taken the time to answer EXXETA 3 questions on the general quality of IT solutions and the satisfaction of EXXETA software products.

EXXETA Training – a Value for every Business

In light of increasing national and international competition companies must be able to react innovatively and flexibly to new market requirements in the future. EXXETA GmbH offers a comprehensive range of training and further measures for companies from the energy industry as well as for those interested in the industry. The offer ranges from one-day seminars and workshops to intensive, individual coachings.

Requirements Engineering in the Energy Industry

Constant and rapid change places new challenges to companies in the energy industry every day. External influences, such as changing customer needs, new and regulatory requirements or new data formats are only a small fraction of the reasons for these challenges. Therefore, the IT infrastructure and the application landscape are growing to a complex structure making efficient enhancements more difficult. In the early stages of an IT project, it is crucial to prepare a good basis for successful project implementation.

Blockchain: Applications in the Energy Sector

In the first part of our report on blockchain, we claimed that the blockchain is an innovative technology that allows users to perform direct, fast, and forgery-proof transactions. While there are already some wellknown commercial applications in the financial sector, the use of Blockchains in other sectors, such as energy has so far been limited to a few pilot projects.

Blockchain: Hype or Revolution?

Blockchain technology experienced an explosive attention rise in 2016 and was placed by IT experts at the top of the trend curve, the so-called peak of inflated expectations. Analysts from Gartner Inc. are confident that the Blockchain technology is not just a hype but promises numerous potential applications for the future. Can this technology meet indeed these high expectations? At the moment, companies from different sectors are wondering whether it is worth to invest in this trend.