Accenture and Siemens Providing Smart Metering Solutions for Utilities Globally
(Transmission & Distribution World Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Accenture and Siemens Infrastructure & Cities are working
together to provide smart metering solutions to help utility
companies improve the automation, planning, monitoring and
diagnosis of their electric grid infrastructures.
and Siemens will specifically collaborate on Advanced
Metering Infrastructure and Meter Data Management solutions, which
are designed to provide a utility with more information on its
grid’s activity and help increase operational efficiencies
such as improving the response time to an outage.
Accenture Smart Grid Services (ASGS) will provide consulting,
systems integration and managed services for smart meter and
analytics solutions. Siemens will leverage its eMeter EnergyIP
Meter Data Management Platform and Analytics Foundation and
corresponding professional services.
Accenture and Siemens will help utilities manage the vast
amounts of data gathered through smart meters which provide
detailed information on the status of their distribution systems as
well as customer consumption. The increased use of smart meters,
which also provide visibility and control over the distribution
grid, is critical as utilities seek ways to drive energy efficiency
and integrate growing amounts of renewable power from sources such
as solar and wind into the power supply network.
Siemens and Accenture are currently working with SaskPower, a
leading Canadian utility, to help implement an advanced metering
infrastructure that will help the company provide more reliable
energy and better customer service.
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