Digitalisation is reinventing the global energy system. But with the renewables sector heading into an subsidy-free era, the wind industry will have to take advantage of every data-driven cost-saving measure available to it to remain competitive with other forms of power — including ever-cheaper solar.

Because if it fails to find new efficiencies by integrating the “right digital intelligence” in the coming years by using advanced data science, machine learning and ‘hyperlocal’ weather forecasting, the sector’s future could hang in the balance.