Challenge and trend on energy digitalization

Wei Han, C. C. Chan, Youhao Hu, Chang Liu, George You Zhou

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic researchpeer-review


Digital technologies permeate modern life, affecting everything from the way we work and travel, to the way we live and play. Energy digitalization promises to help improve the safety, efficiency, sustainability, and productivity of the global energy system. The digital energy system of the future may be able to identify who needs energy and deliver it to the right place, at the right time, and at the lowest cost. Digitalization is not only improving the flexibility, robustness, and accessibility of energy systems, but also raising attention to the security from artificial intelligence (AI)–driven energy, carbon neutrality from energy ecosystems, the transition from the industrial revolutions 4.0 to 5.0, the emerging signs of supersmart society 5.0, and so on. This chapter seeks to provide readers with a clearer understanding of what digitalization means for energy—shining a light on both its enormous potential and its most pressing challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegration of Energy, Information, Transportation and Humanity
Subtitle of host publicationRenaissance from Digitization
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9780323955218
ISBN (Print)9780323955225
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • carbon neutrality
  • Energy digitalization
  • energy security
  • industrial revolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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