Siemens forms smart grid joint venture with Accenture

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The new joint venture, which is headquartered in Munich, will provide utility companies with advanced smart grid solutions and services focused on data management and systems integration to improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability.

The solutions will integrate operational technologies – such as distribution management and real-time grid operations – with IT systems, such as meter data management to support smart metering, demand response to manage energy consumption and virtual power plants to enable load management. This will provide utilities with an integrated view of their systems and data, and support advanced analysis and decision making.

OMNETRIC Group provides smart grid architecture and model-based integration services, based on enhanced industry standards such as the Siemens’ CIM++ framework and Accenture’s integration delivery methods, as well as on proven technology products such as the Siemens Smart Grid Engineering Manager (SGEM).

OMNETRIC plans to deliver:

  • Enterprise integration of siloed data and platforms
  • End-to-end transformational IT/OT projects
  • Integrated architecture across all smart grid layers, from field devices to grid control, grid application and comprehensive smart grid analytics
  • Disciplined approaches to end-to-end processes
  • Sustained value from engineering-oriented solutions.

Accenture and Siemens have named Maikel van Verseveld, formerly managing director of Accenture Smart Grid Services in Europe, Africa and Latin America, as the chief executive officer of OMNETRIC Group. Martin Runge, who leads the Siemens Smart Grid Center of Competence for Central and Eastern Europe, has been appointed as chief operating officer.

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