9th guest – Partner DNV
Mr. Blanco, DNV is a world leading provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structure, electric grids, smart cities, etc.
What needs do you find most pressing nowadays regarding digital solutions in the energy systems business area?
- First, a system much more intelligent based on digitalisation
- Second, a permanent monitoring of the operations
- And last, a better maintenance of the assets.
Mr. Alvarez, DNV has its own training department, but it is, at the same time, a public training provider.
How the company had changed/it will change the training areas OR the certification services in order to be in line with the energy transition towards carbon emission neutrality?
The tools we have in DNV to help companies on their climate strategy are:
- Training courses on international standards for conducting corporate GHG inventories (ISO 14064, GHG Protocol) or for measuring the carbon footprint with a product approach (ISO 14067, GHG Protocol Product)
- Pre-audits based on the previous standards, to evaluate the degree of preparation of your corporate GHG inventory or carbon footprint to successfully pass a verification audit.
- Verification of the corporate GHG inventory according to ISO 14064 or GHG Protocol or the carbon footprint of the product / service according to ISO 14067 / GHG Protocol Product.
- Verification of neutrality of emissions associated with products or companies according to PAS 2060
- Assurance of climate performance data in sustainability reports or reports.
- Assessment against TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) Guidelines.
- Communication of emissions of carbon footprint digitally using blockchain technology.
Mr. Blanco, working with different European businesses, how do you see the gaps between the current and future demand of skills necessary for the digitalisation of the Energy sector?
Mr. Alvarez, what risks the Blueprint (the central product of EDDIE project) can encounter during project implementation, but also after the end of the project? How can we avoid them?
What are you doing when you are not working?
Mr. Blanco: I’m thinking on my holidays that will start in a couple of days and I love sailing. As part of the energy transition, wind is a good component, and nothing is better then sailing with a proper wind. Additionally, I like sport and meeting with friends.