PLM and Green Energy

Summary & Goals

The goal of the PLM and Green Energy working group within the PLM Green Global Alliance is to promote discussion and awareness of how Plant & Product Lifecycle Management strategies and enabling technologies can support the transition to green renewable energy sources.

Theme Moderators

Bjorn Fidjeland, Advisor at

Focus & Objectives

It is our firm belief that Plant & Product Lifecycle Management philosophies, strategies, systems, and software can play an important role to safely and more cost effectively:

  • design, build, operate, maintain and decommission green energy production plants
  • operate and maintain future energy storage units and distribution grids
  • design, build, operate and maintain production facilities for products needed in the transition to green and renewable energy
  • design, build, service and operate products needed to achieve a net zero emission society

Our objective is to share experiences, examples, and best practices in a collaborative mode to promote discussion, learning, and understanding with respect to the mentioned focus areas. We also plan to publish our own “industry heads up” news, articles and case studies illustrating all that is happening in the global race towards “going green” and a low-carbon economy.

Agenda & Activities

We will be pursuing the stated objectives by an agenda composed of a number of elements including focus groups, published articles and blog posts, recorded interviews, industry surveys, and cooperative events and alliances with other organizations. These objectives will be developed and prioritized in collaboration with members using small discussion groups. Follow our progress by signing up to receive our news HERE or joining our PLM Green Global Alliance LinkedIn Group.

Announcements & Updates

Check back soon as we finalize and announce our activities for 2021, or register HERE to receive our news updates.

Invitation to Participate & Collaborate

To participate in our PLM and Green Energy group, we invite you to first join the PLM Green Global Alliance LinkedIn Group at then contact our moderator Bjorn Fidjeland HERE.

References & Resources

Coming soon to this page will be a curated list of featured white papers, articles, presentations, case studies, webinars, surveys, and interviews on the role of PLM-enabling technologies in addressing the need for renewable Green Energy sources. Until then we invite you to send us examples you have come across in your own job, company, education, or industry to

Floating Wind Turbines Buoy Hopes of Expanding Renewable Energy - This Wall Street Journal article Floating Wind Turbines Buoy Hopes of Expanding Renewable Energy looks at offshore wind farms that no longer need to be embedded in the seafloor but can float in deeper waters. Continue Reading
Greenhous Gas Emissions by Sector - The data from Our World in Data is a useful resource about the source of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions by sector of the economy, and thus where PLM technologies may have the most value. Continue Reading

PLM Green Themes

Members of our new PLM Green Alliance group have begun collaborating to identify and select overarching PLM Green themes and sub-topics which we plan to research, share, discuss, and advocate. So far the following five themes have been recommended.

The role, contribution, and value of PLM-enabling technologies (e.g. PLM, PDM, CAE, CM, 3DP, CAD, DT, HPC, MBSE, AR/VR, PPM, MDO, MPS, etc.) in addressing:

Theme 1  –  PLM and Climate Change

Theme 2  –  PLM and Sustainability

Theme 3  –  PLM and Green Energy

Theme 4  –  PLM and Circular Economy

Theme 5  –  PLM and Industry 4.0

Help us to identify additional themes and select subtopics within each theme by leaving a comment below, sending a note to or joining our LinkedIn Group.

We seek volunteers to help contribute to and curate the collection of resources, and moderate discussions in each of these themes and their subtopics.

Join us to make a difference on what may very well be the most important and valuable contributions of our profession in a lifetime!

PLM Green Global Alliance is Launched

June 2020 (United States, Netherlands, Norway) – The launch of and participation in a new international collaboration, the PLM Green Global Alliance (“PGGA”), has been announced by Richard McFall from PLM Alliances, Jos Voskuil from TacIT, Oleg Shilovitsky from Beyond PLM, and Bjorn Fidjeland from plmPartner.

The coalition was founded with the mission to create a global connection and community between professionals who use, develop, market, or support Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enabling technologies and software solutions that have value in addressing the causes and consequences of climate change due to human-generated greenhouse gas emissions such that we create a more sustainable circular economy.

Continue reading