Solutions for the energy and environment industries

Rising energy needs and sustainability targets are pushing companies to explore innovative solutions and architectures. Innovations like IoT, AI, and machine learning can help address these critical needs.

Power and utilities solutions can help industries build a future of optimized energy management and sustainability and respond to climate change.

Learn how you can join the global community committed to reducing energy use, transitioning to a more carbon-neutral grid, and promoting a greener future with sustainable and innovative technologies from Azure.

Architectures for energy and the environment

The following articles provide detailed analysis of architectures developed and recommended for the energy and environment industries.

Architecture Summary Technology focus
Cost savings through HTAP with Azure SQL Use a scalable hybrid transaction/analytical processing (HTAP) architecture with Azure SQL Database to combine transaction processing with analytics. For example, energy providers can use this architecture to manage smart power grids. Data/Analytics
Create smart places by using Azure Digital Twins Use Azure Digital Twins to create models of smart places from IoT device data. View and control products, systems, environments, and experiences to optimize energy. IoT
Efficient Docker image deployment for intermittent low-bandwidth connectivity Learn about a reliable and resilient deployment architecture for situations when you have limited, intermittent, or low bandwidth. This architecture is applicable in fields like the oil, gas, and mining industries. IoT
Environment monitoring and supply chain optimization with IoT Learn how to use Azure IoT for environment monitoring and supply chain optimization. Use cases include fire prediction and farming. IoT
Geospatial data processing and analytics Collect, process, and store geospatial data by using managed Azure services. Make the data available through web apps. Visualize, explore, and analyze the data. You can use this architecture for applications like processing and storing climate data. Data/Analytics
Project 15 Open Platform IoT sustainability Use IoT technologies and the Project 15 Open Platform to accelerate innovation in species tracking, ecosystem monitoring, and other areas. IoT
Run CFD simulations Learn about running computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations for applications in the oil and gas industries, for example. Create, manage, and optimize clusters by using Azure CycleCloud. Compute
Run reservoir simulation software on Azure Run OPM Flow reservoir simulation software and OPM ResInsight visualization software on an Azure HPC compute cluster and visualization VM. You can use this architecture for applications like 3D reservoir modeling and visualization of seismic data. Compute
Scale AI and machine learning initiatives in regulated industries Learn about scaling Azure AI and machine learning environments that need to comply with extensive security policies, like those used in the oil and gas industries. AI / Machine learning

Solution ideas for energy and the environment

The following are other ideas that you can use as a starting point for your energy or environment solution.