What is Energy Use?

Energy use describes the amount and type of energy required by an organization to provide goods and services. With advanced digital tools and processes, efficient resource management and new (or existing) infrastructure optimization, organizations can make strategic decisions to alter their patterns of energy use and reduce their carbon footprint.

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What Does It Mean for Your Business?

Reducing your energy use footprint doesn’t just mean smaller energy bills. Reducing your carbon footprint helps you stay ahead of regulatory requirements, and create a more resilient business that respects the environment. This not only appeals to today’s sustainability-conscious consumers but lays the groundwork for a meaningful zero carbon transition.

The Challenges of Changing Energy Use

Realizing effective low-carbon energy operations for your business can be a challenge. Firstly, it requires you to effectively measure and manage the different forms of energy you are currently using. Then, it means finding a way of changing existing operations for a more efficient use of energy from greener sources, alongside integrating new technologies and processes to modernize old infrastructures and implement new ones.

Real-World Results, As Told by Our Customers

Read our case studies to see how Dassault Systèmes solutions can help you make the most out of sustainable energy solutions.

Founded by seven member states, the ITER project brings together 35 nations to build the world’s largest fusion device, and demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion power as a large scale energy source. ITER adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to manage the plant's entire lifecycle and gain a single source of truth for every stage of the project.
Electric vehicle innovator NIO needed to rollout an R&D platform to support its rapid global expansion. The company chose the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to bring together different disciplines in its development and manufacturing teams.
Eviation Aircraft
Eviation Aircraft wanted to design and build an all electric airplane for mid-range distances that is cost-effective and environmentally friendly on an aggressive time schedule by using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud.

Solutions for Sustainable Energy Use

Innovation is key for building a path to sustainability, and those looking to make the transition can take advantage of several options:

Solutions Details
  • Embrace electrified power supplies to leverage renewable energy sources.
  • Transitioning operations to electricity reduces reliance on fossil fuels.
Energy Storage

  • Utilize energy storage solutions like batteries and hydrogen to enhance grid flexibility.
  • Storage technologies enable the efficient utilization of electricity from renewable sources.
Energy Use

  • Identify opportunities to retrofit and maintain systems for long-term energy use reduction.
  • Implement cost-effective measures to optimize energy consumption while minimizing waste.


Each solution contributes to sustainable energy use by promoting cleaner power sources, increasing flexibility, and reducing overall energy consumption.

Benefits of Dassault Systèmes’ Technologies

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform provides a powerful suite of tools that can help understand and transform your organization’s energy production, use and infrastructure.

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Phase out fossil fuel power generation

Model and simulate energy grids (neighborhood, city and region) to fully integrate and deploy an energy mix with intermittent energy production (solar, wind and hydro) and nuclear power.

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Innovative and accessible energy production

Dare bold new energy production initiatives for different consumption patterns adapted to local needs for production, maintenance and end-of-life. 

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Energy storage

Create new flexible energy storage opportunities to safeguard the planet’s resources and respond to a fluctuating demand (smart grid, V2G, batteries).

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Support de-growth of energy use

Measure and analyze your energy consumption, thanks to advanced digital tools, to consume less energy in every step of your approach.

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FAQ About Energy Use & Renewable Energy Sources