Green IS and Sustainability (SIG Green)

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1219

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This explorative study investigates how Digital Twins – acting as green IT systems – can be used to decrease CO2 emissions in the wind energy sector and thus strengthen the use of sustainable energy sources. By analyzing various studies along the life cycle of a wind power plant, the authors identified that Digital Twins are mostly applied within the operation phase of a wind power plant. CO2 reducing measures in this phase are investigated further on the basis of the two mediating variables: (1) decrease of high-carbon energy consumption and (2) increase of low-carbon energy production. Performing an explorative case study with industry experts, seven measures have been identified, which can be assigned to the two mediating variables. This study provides valuable insights in terms of Digital Twin application and CO2 reduction in wind power plants for theory and practice.

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Reduce CO2 Emissions by Applying Digital Twins while Operating Wind Power Plants

This explorative study investigates how Digital Twins – acting as green IT systems – can be used to decrease CO2 emissions in the wind energy sector and thus strengthen the use of sustainable energy sources. By analyzing various studies along the life cycle of a wind power plant, the authors identified that Digital Twins are mostly applied within the operation phase of a wind power plant. CO2 reducing measures in this phase are investigated further on the basis of the two mediating variables: (1) decrease of high-carbon energy consumption and (2) increase of low-carbon energy production. Performing an explorative case study with industry experts, seven measures have been identified, which can be assigned to the two mediating variables. This study provides valuable insights in terms of Digital Twin application and CO2 reduction in wind power plants for theory and practice.

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