Sustainability is key to our business. We deliver software solutions that contribute to the green shift. Our employees work every day to make a difference for our customers and the environment.
"We are at the forefront of digitalisation of vital societal infrastructure and are constantly developing new solutions that contribute to the green shift," says Trond Straume, CEO of Powel.
"Our environmental commitment also permeates the innovation projects that we become involved in. Many of these involve developing sustainable energy solutions for the future, says Straume.
Digitalisation - an important environmental measure
Our innovative solutions create a better interaction between different sources of energy, which is essential to ensuring a more renewable energy consumption. In the energy system of the future we will use electricity differently than today, for example a larger proportion of transport will run on electricity – the whole of society is being electrified.
"An electrified society based on renewable sources of energy can be seen as an equation with many unknown factors. Our software solutions can help ensure an optimal power market, safe drinking water, electricity in every plug, light and heat in our houses and homes, and safe traffic. This is demanding, but digitalisation and automation increase the chance of success, says Straume.
Ensuring clean drinking water
Norway has ample access to the vital resource of drinking water, but this resource is under pressure due to climate change – both in Norway and internationally. In some places the water supply is affected by torrential rainfall that leads to flooding and the risk of water contamination, while in other places it is drought that challenges the infrastructure and water and wastewater management.
Through Powel's digital solutions, municipalities and water supply companies can have better control of piping systems. This applies to both maintenance and construction, as well as to stopping leakages more efficiently.
“Digitalisation of the water industry is the most important tool for dealing with leakages, water loss and poor water quality,” says Eirik Aartun, Product Manager for Water Alert at Powel.
Finding new energy solutions
Powel’s social responsibility in the field of energy is about contributing to sustainable energy production and consumption. In this area, Powel participates in several major innovation projects, such as +CityxChange.
Together with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and strong industrial and commercial actors from all over Europe, Powel will investigate how energy resources in interaction can operate as a local market. Examples include how the use of batteries, heat pumps, solar energy and consumer flexibility together can make urban areas energy neutral – while ensuring secure delivery and quality with a stable local area network.
“It is meaningful and fun to work for a more environmentally friendly future. Digitalisation is one of the most important factors in meeting the electrification needs of society. I am looking forward to taking new steps towards developing software that ensures sustainable growth,” says Straume.