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By | October 12, 2022

Open Source Is ‘Powering’ The Energy Sector, Thanks To LF Energy

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As the world is looking at moving away from fossil fuels towards renewable sources, there is a combined effort from the private sector, public sector and consumers to make the much-needed switch to renewables. The energy sector is going through a dual challenge: 1) digital transformation of their own technologies and 2) embracing the challenges posed by renewable energy.

Linux Foundation Energy aka LF Energy was created to work as a catalyst, an accelerator, to these changes, bringing different players of the energy sector together to use each other’s resources and collaborate on putting their transformation on a highway. Two key players, among many others, of this sector are RTE and Alliander who played a pivotal role in the creation of LF Energy. In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with Lucian Balea, Open Source Program Director at RTE and Jonas van den Bogaard, Solution Architect and Open Source Advocate at Alliander while at Open Source Summit in Dublin, to discuss the state of adoption of open source in the energy sector and some of the key challenges companies are facing. They also dive into the geographical aspect of open source in the energy sector and how they are navigating these issues.

To see a video interview and learn more, click here.