GE Vernova Releases Proficy AI Software, Provides Sustainability Insights

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Proficy for Sustainability Insights, an AI-based software, integrates operational and sustainable date to assist in the management of resources and climate metrics.

GE Vernova released Proficy for Sustainability Insights—a new software solution designed to operationalize goals toward sustainability, while maximizing productivity and profitability. Integrating operational and sustainability data, the AI-based software can help companies use resources efficiently and effectively across a plant or enterprise, as well as manage climate metrics for regulatory compliance.

“Proficy for Sustainability Insights provides this sustainability, operations, and digitization convergence by combining the Proficy software portfolio spanning the real-time plant floor, analytics and OT data management along with GE Vernova’s expertise in energy to operationalize and optimize sustainable manufacturing and reduce resource consumption, carbon emissions, and utilities spend,” said Craig Resnick, Vice President, ARC Advisory Group. “This can maximize productivity and profitability while simultaneously progressing each customer’s journey toward achieving sustainability, ESG and net zero goals.”


An automotive manufacturer in Europe used Proficy software to achieve 18% energy savings on its factory heating systems. The company leveraged existing Proficy plant-floor SCADA with the analytics and dashboard to optimize heating and cooling in energy-intensive production facilities. The solution optimizes system setpoints based on external air temperatures. Proficy analytics capabilities also identified a problem in the heating system control related to response to temperature setpoints, as well as a problem with valves closing incorrectly.

A key feature of the software is its ability to reduce costs by monitoring electricity, natural gas, water, steam, and other utilities consumption data. Analytics continuously detect excess or unnecessary usage, variability, and waste that would go unnoticed. Proficy can also calculate benchmarks for each unique configuration of process, product SKU, and plant to understand current performance relative to expected consumption rates and/or best demonstrated performance.

Proficy for Sustainability Insights provides process context to optimize resource utilization, increases collaboration between operations and sustainability teams, and operationalizes environmental sustainability goals. This helps to decrease energy and other utility costs by modeling and optimizing usage in daily operations events and priorities, along with detecting previously unrecognized patterns.

The software can help enterprises integrate and manage sustainability performance and production key performance indicators (KPI) together. Translating the impact of day-to-day activities such as Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions, water usage, and energy efficiency, manufacturers can begin to manage these as KPIs. Operations leaders will gain insight on decision-making and planning, while operators and leaders can manage priorities and changing operating conditions.

“Continued digitization is critical to operationalize industrial sustainability goals to help reduce costs, mitigate risk, and improve resilience,” said Richard Kenedi, General Manager for GE Vernova’s Proficy Software and Services. “Proficy for Sustainability Insights software can help deliver visibility into sustainability progress with persona-based dashboards for faster, more targeted troubleshooting, which will allow operations leaders, frontline managers, and operators to have clearer visibility into key drivers affecting performance.”