October 21, 2013
The providence of collaboration can deliver efficiencies with the right mix of tools. The importance of Big Data and the curation of that information is a vital link to energy security, efficiency and effectiveness to enable a robust grid that is smart. The coming together of “Siemens and Accenture to collaborate on smart grid development” is one step of future alliances to produce solutions.
Renewable Energy Magazine provided, “Siemens and Accenture are preparing to form a joint venture named Omnetric Group which will operate in the smart grid sector to develop solutions and services that allow utilities to improve efficiency and achieve greater supply security. The company will establish its headquarters in Munich and will employ around 100 people in its first year with operations initially targeted towards Europe and the US with a view to expanding globally in the future.”
Omnetric Group focus is on the growing volume of data from power grid operation. Their focus is projected to aid “utilities to integrate operational technologies (OT), such as real-time grid management, with IT such as smart metering. The group will combine Siemens products and solutions with Accenture’s expertise in consulting, system integration and operating solutions complemented by both companies’ experience in the power industry.”
CEO of Siemens Smart Grid Division, Jan Mrosik said, “By bringing together the experience of both Siemens and Accenture, Omnetric Group will be a strong and agile company that will meet the needs of a fast-changing market. Utilities can improve overall grid reliability and bridge the gap to real-time grid control through integration and implementation of new and previously isolated grid applications.”
The importance of big data, technology and intelligence building is the lead to energy security and smart grid integration across platforms. The push to energy effectiveness and efficiency will be enabled through bundling of knowledge, analyses and technology applications that produce smarter grid deliveries to support demand and deliver integrated infrastructure of renewables, alternatives and traditional power solutions.
Look to more collaborations to address this demand. The importance is being able to understand demand but identify the barriers to effectiveness.
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