Alibaba Cloud Debuts SaaS-Based Carbon Management Tool


Energy Expert provides actionable insights and energy-saving recommendations to help customers accelerate their sustainability journeys

Alibaba Cloud has launched Energy Expert, a sustainability platform aimed at helping customers worldwide to measure, analyse and manage the carbon emissions of their business activities and products.

The software-as-a-service offerings also provide actionable insights and energy-saving recommendations to help customers accelerate their sustainability journeys. The initiative is aligned with Alibaba’s carbon neutrality pledge, which was unveiled last year. The company pioneered the Scope 3 + concept and has pledged to share its energy-efficient technologies with its customers and business partners, uniting them in their collective efforts to reduce carbon footprint.

“Energy Expert is designed to help companies achieve their carbon neutrality goals through advanced technologies and streamlined solutions. We hope our proven innovation can be helpful for our global customers to achieve their net-zero targets through insightful actions and informed sustainability practices,” said Chen Lijuan, General Manager of Product and Solutions at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

Energy Expert helps customers automate the carbon accounting and reporting process at a corporate and product level and obtain real-time sustainability impact statistics to make informed decisions. It enables customers to identify the sources of the carbon emissions from their daily business activities and the entire life cycle of their products, based on the PAS 2060 and ISO 14064 standards on carbon neutrality.

Customers can also quantify their carbon footprint through a prebuilt calculation model leveraging public emission factors datasets and Energy Expert’s proprietary datasets. Additionally, it provides visibility into their real-time carbon emission patterns and the progress of their sustainability performance through visualisations on dashboards and online reports. Additionally, the solution provides analytics on energy efficiency and emission forecasts through deep learning-based AI models hosted on Alibaba Cloud.The platform can enable customers to minimise their overall environmental impact. It also offers actionable optimisation plans with recommendations that balance business growth and environmental impacts.

Energy Expert also works with recognised industrial organisations such as TÜV Rheinland to provide authoritative online carbon footprint accounting and certification, helping customers quickly validate and communicate their energy-saving progress with stakeholders.