The Department of Energy (DoE) has executed a five-year agreement with Google Cloud for a range of services including the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Google Workspace, Chrome browser support, and professional services. A dollar-value of the agreement was not disclosed.

In announcing the deal today, Google Cloud and DoE said the agreement will provide current and future Google Cloud services for more than 100,000 agency employees and contractors, and “will help DoE scale research efforts and ultimately drive innovation across DoE national labs and field sites.”

GCP services included under the agreement include Google Cloud Storage, BigQuery, AutoML, Cloud GPUs and TPUs, Google Kubernetes Engine, and TensorFlow.

Rocky Campione, Chief Information Officer at DoE, commented, “Our work with Google Cloud is helping us reduce the friction and pivot to innovation.” He continued, “With this agreement, we’re helping our labs focus on solving problems and get to a place where they can pick the compute they need to get their jobs done.”

DoE use cases envisioned with the Google Cloud implementation range from “using machine learning models to predict which energy equipment will require preventative maintenance, to helping cities identify more cost-efficient renewable energy sources, to managing the exabytes of data pouring in from DOE research facilities,” the company and the Federal agency said.

Mike Daniels, vice president, Global Public Sector at Google Cloud, noted DoE’s cutting-edge research profile, and said, “We are both proud and humbled to play a leading role in helping the DoE advance critical work in the energy sector for the betterment of mankind.”

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John Curran is MeriTalk's Managing Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.