Global 100 
Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation
  • Case Study

Global 100 
Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation

Paris skyline showing Engie's scope of enterprise-wide digital transformation

Project Challenge

Engie, the largest power producer in the world, chose the C3 AI Suite on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create and implement a platform for enterprise-wide digital transformation and a center for IoT excellence, spanning across customer service, metering, energy management and maintenance.

The first applications developed and deployed into production on the Engie digital platform include: performance optimization for gas power plants, efficiency optimization of heating and cooling plants, energy analysis and management for enterprise and consumer customers, and anomaly detection of wind turbines.

Yves Le Gelard
CIO and Chief Digital Officer, ENGIE

Together with, we’re determined to be one of the rare leaders that will invent the new world.”

Project Highlights

€1.5 billion in estimated annual economic benefit

To undertake a digital transformation spanning Engie’s operations across 24 business units in 70 countries required a substantial staffing investment from the company. Engie and trained over 70 employees—including more than 20 data scientists—on the C3 AI Suite.

Across the five lines of business, Engie works with on a roadmap for business and residential solutions, decentralized solutions for cities and territories, gas operations, and electricity production.

To assess use cases and build the roadmap, Engie and established a center of excellence (CoE) comprised of over 30 personnel working on applications and servicing the business. Engie also established a Digital Factory with a staff of 100 experts to propagate technologies and expertise worldwide.

Today, Engie applications ingest data from over 1 million connected devices at intervals ranging from every 1 to 15 minutes. The number of connected devices will grow to more than 5.5 million devices by 2020. To connect to the diverse devices Engie uses in operations, the C3 AI Suite provides support for a variety of device interfaces such as SigFox, DCS, EtaPRO, SCADA, Linky, and AWS IoT Core.

Solution Architecture

Engie Platform Architecture

Project Timeline

Engie Project Timeline

Previous Case Study

Enel: Largest Production Deployment of 
AI & IoT Applications

Next Case Study

conEdison: Enterprise Data 
Analytics Platform 
and AMI Operations