GE Vernova Unveils AI-Based Carbon-Tracking Software: CERius

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The software is engineered to accurately detect, measure, and manage carbon emissions from gas turbine operations.

GE Vernova’s Digital Business announced a preliminary release of its carbon emissions management software: CERius. The program provides precise data and abatement planning capabilities. CERius is now available as a pilot software for current GE Vernova customers, and full availability is slated for early 2024.

“There are increased expectations from regulatory bodies, investors, and companies that have made public net-zero commitments that require more rigor to disclose accurate emissions data,” said Amy Cravens, research manager, ESG Management and Reporting Technologies at IDC. “Companies look to carbon emissions management technologies like GE Vernova’s CERius software to help improve scope 1, 2, and 3 data accuracy and reporting, in addition to measuring abatement planning strategies.”


GE’s software will measure, manage, and operationalize insights from greenhouse gas (GHG) data collection to help companies track carbon emissions goals. The program is capable of driving carbon reduction by offering scenario analysis, team collaboration, and standardized reporting based on GHG protocols.

CERius performs insight analytics with the assistance of integrated artificial intelligence (AI), enabling companies to establish strategies for:

  • Decarbonization & Activation: Companies can simulate carbon abatement scenarios to fine-tune management strategies. CERius users can verify the efficacy of management initiatives such as renewable energy integration, energy efficiency measures, and carbon offset projects to identify an optimal pathway for hitting net-zero targets.
  • Multi-team Collaboration: The program enables transparent cross-functional visibility across executives, managers, and operators to simplify audit preparations, eliminating the barriers of information within departments. Data quality alerts will be provided for the company to resolve.
  • Emissions Tracking: Collection of data is automated and data retains increased accuracy to measure and monitor carbon emissions across company assets. CERius uses real-time data visualization and reporting capabilities for companies to accurately manage emissions reduction programs. Scope 1 emissions reporting is improved by 33% using gas fuel systems and fuel flow.
  • Help Compliance Reporting: Compliance management will be simplified through CERius’ automated data collection and analysis of emissions data. Increased data accuracy will help energy companies cooperate with regulatory agencies for adherence to decarbonization programs.

Digital Twin technology allows CERius to abandon estimates in favor of accurate results by calculating an outcome using multiple variables, such as the heat rate, based on a gas turbine at a single point in time. Greater accuracy enables operators and stakeholders to make data-based decisions regarding carbon management initiatives.

“We believe that we are in a unique position to help customers decarbonize their operations, as GE Vernova’s technology helps generate roughly 30% of the world’s electricity,” said Scott Reese, CEO of GE Vernova’s Digital business. “As an OEM, we’ve had the opportunity to directly validate that CERius provides 33% greater accuracy for scope 1 emissions on today’s gas turbines. That direct validation gives us great confidence that we can help utilities in reporting and reducing their emissions.”