Paris; Madrid, December 13, 2019 – Atos, global leader in digital transformation, announces its participation in the European project RENAISSANCE, funded by the European Commission through the H2020 program. RENAISSANCE aims to promote clean production and shared distribution of energy in local communities through the development of new community-driven, scalable and replicable business models and technologies.

The project will focus on four local energy communities across Europe. The data collected in these pilot sites will enable dispersed assets to be connected – and thereby increase the use of renewable energy sources beyond 27%. This twofold approach, both business and technical, will provide innovation in the form of:

• Identification of new business cases and scenarios to determine the optimal energy and organizational configuration needed in order to create decarbonized local energy systems.
• Development of an information platform to enable integrated and coordinated management of the various sites. The potential for energy trading within and among communities will be analyzed natively as part of the platform, thereby increasing the amount of locally-produced energy and the share of renewable energy.

Atos, through its Research and Innovation department, will build the architecture of the RENAISSANCE Information Platform and manage its deployment in pilots. Atos will also design and coordinate the implementation of the platform as a central information warehouse – and its deployment and operability for advanced energy services in various environments: a hospital (Belgium), an university (Greece), a ski resort (Spain) and a city (the Netherlands).

RENAISSANCE activities and innovation are expected to contribute to and impact on the current hot topic of energy transition/digitalization and the European Commission’s new regulatory framework which positions Local Energy Communities as the new energy actors. In addition to the impact through the 4 pilot sites, the RENAISSANCE approach will also be simulated under market conditions connecting 10 sites across the globe, to demonstrate its scalability and replicability.

For more information, please visit:
• Web: https://www.renaissance-h2020.eu/
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/H2020_Ren
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/renaissance-h2020

Over Atos
Atos is toonaangevend in digitale transformatie met een pro forma jaaromzet van meer dan 11 miljard euro. Het bedrijf biedt werk aan 110.000 collega’s in 73 landen. Het is de Europese leider in Cloud, Cybersecurity en High Performance Computing. Wereldwijd levert Atos aan haar klanten end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications en Digital Workplace-oplossingen. Atos is de wereldwijde IT-partner voor de Olympische Spelen en Paralympische Spelen en opereert onder de namen Atos, Atos Syntel en Unify. Atos staat genoteerd aan de CAC40 Paris stock index. Het is de missie van Atos om mede vorm te geven aan de toekomst van de IT-markt. Met haar expertise en knowhow ondersteunt zij de ontwikkeling van kennis, onderwijs en een multiculturele en pluralistische benadering van onderzoek die aan de basis staat van wetenschappelijke en technologische excellentie. In het wereldwijde IT-domein stelt de Groep klanten, medewerkers, partners en burgers in staat op een bewuste en duurzame manier te leven, werken en zich te ontwikkelen in een veilige en duurzame omgeving.

Press contact

Lise Kleijn | lise.kleijn@atos.net