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Energy Command Center

Capgemini team powering renewable sources of energy and creating a sustainable future with Energy Command Center

Faced with climate change, soaring energy prices, limited resources, and concerns about the security of supply, the need for optimizing renewable energy resources is critical for a sustainable future.

Viswanathan Rajendran and his team are working towards that future with Capgemini’s Energy Command Center. This is a state-of-the-art facility built on an Internet of Things (IoT)-based architecture that monitors and manages all our energy assets across Capgemini offices in India. 

All Capgemini Offices in India now operate on 100% Renewable Electricity.

The team for the challenge

Our main challenge was to update and improve our facility while it was in use. We had to work around the clock with old equipment and find ways to save energy, especially in our always-on operating critical environments like data centers, network rooms, server rooms, and engineering labs.

Some crucial equipment upgrades were executed during periods of lean operations. By leveraging remote expert guidance, we managed to minimize downtime and guarantee efficient equipment performance across all locations.

Energy Command Center is scalable both geographically and operationally

The Energy Command Center empowers us to remotely track energy use, carbon emissions, and equipment efficiency, enabling the development and testing of advanced algorithms for optimal control. Moreover, it facilitates informed decision-making on the implementation of energy conservation measures to mitigate carbon emissions.

“We’ve meticulously upgraded our utility equipment with cutting-edge systems. This dynamic transformation not only enhances efficiency, but also curbs energy waste, setting the tone for our sustainable journey.”

Viswanathan Rajendran, Vice President, Engineering & Sustainability, CRES – India, Capgemini

Using artificial intelligence and machine learning for a better work environment 

Leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), the Capgemini team has developed algorithms aimed at enhancing the well-being of their employees while optimizing energy consumption in our Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and Data Center. To ensure the quality of air within our workspace, we’ve equipped all our air handling units with ultraviolet lamps designed for air purification, along with automated controls that maintain optimal CO2 levels.

“Energy Command Center prioritizes employee health and well-being within our work environment.”

Venkat Neelakantan, Global Head, Corporate Real Estate Services, Capgemini

Additionally, Capgemini has demonstrated its commitment to sustainable practices through the installation of ‘Battery Energy Storage Solution’ (BESS). To maximize the benefits of BESS, we have implemented an advanced Energy Management System (EMS) with artificial intelligence (AI) analytics. This strategic approach helps control high energy prices during peak hours, resulting in significant cost savings.

Moving future-forward

We’re extending the capabilities of Energy Command Center to encompass comprehensive water management, which includes spanning fresh water, rainwater harvesting, and monitoring wastewater treatment plants. Simultaneously, the team is integrating Electric Vehicle chargers into the command center across our Indian facilities, for both 2-wheelers and 4-wheelers.

The Energy Command Center’s success in India propels Capgemini to expand across Europe and the Americas, creating a Global Energy Command Center for its operations.

A journey of sustainability

Our commitment to decarbonization is driving towards a sustainable future. Our responsibility is to contribute to societal progress, by helping clients take advantage of the always-on technological innovations, while being attentive to the ethical use of these technologies.

“One of our priorities in environmental sustainability is to help our clients save 10 million tons of CO2 by 2030. And Capgemini’s Energy Command Center is one of our many technology solutions that we offer to help our clients accelerate their net-zero journeys.”

Cyril Garcia, Global Head, Sustainability Services & Corporate Responsibility, Capgemini

At Capgemini, we continue to achieve our sustainability goals with the Energy Command Center to get the future we want.