Lies Benmiloud-Béchet

Lies Benmiloud-Béchet

Director of Digital Excellence Center

With a solid technical background and almost 20 years’ experience in SCADA and Instrumentation & Control systems, Lies has been involved in numerous complex construction projects in a variety of sectors, including transport, nuclear and digital. As a certified Senior Project Manager, he manages high-stakes technical projects with multicultural teams in France and abroad. In 2022, he will become Director of Operations at Assystem’s Digital Factory before taking over the management of Assystem’s Digital Excellence Center in September 2023, where he will oversee digital innovation projects to support the transformation of the Group’s engineering business.

September 2023

Executive summary


This document provides an overview of the current state of research on Digital Twins in the energy sector.

Digital Twins are virtual representations of real-world systems that combine modelling, simulation, and real-world data. They have the potential to revolutionize the energy sector by providing smarter, more sustainable, and efficient energy management.

Digital Twins can be used in all phases of complex infrastructure projects, from design to decommissioning, to create value by reducing costs, securing execution times, and increasing the likelihood of achieving the right quality level on the first attempt.

Digital Twins are a promising tool to accelerate the response to the challenge of ensuring massive energy access to populations while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, there is currently no consensus definition or implementation method for Digital Twins, and the field is a bustling area of academic and industrial research.

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