Alstom Grid and Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of
consulting, technology and outsourcing services today announced the
signing of a global alliance agreement to pursue joint commercial
opportunities for their combined smart grid solutions.
Together, the two companies will launch the industry's first real-time,
cloud-based1 Integrated Distribution Management Systems
(IDMS) and a new cloud-based Demand Response Management System (DRMS).
Built on Alstom's e-terra 3.0 network management software platform, the
services provide real-time distribution and demand response system
management from a cloud environment to deliver cost savings and
In an increasingly competitive environment, utility customers require
more secure and efficient processes and systems to reduce operational,
maintenance and capital expenditure, while enhancing customer service.
The joint solutions proposed by Alstom Grid and Capgemini address these
challenges for distribution utilities. Benefits include:
Reduced total cost of ownership with full investment protection and
efficiency metrics to meet electric distribution utility needs
Lower risk through a progressive roll-out of mission-critical
technologies. The single, scalable and integrated platform allows
utilities to gradually roll out real-time SCADA2,
Distribution Management System (DMS), Operator Management System (OMS)
and DRMS3 and progressively embark on the new smart grid
Optimized IT maintenance and system management by delivering
infrastructure and software as a service.
"We want distribution utilities and their customers to benefit from
our advanced smart grid applications in an easier and more cost
effective way, based on the latest private cloud-based solutions from
Capgemini.," said Karim El Naggar, VP, Network Management Systems,
"With Capgemini's experience in the utilities industry and our proven
Managed Business Services framework and "Infrastructure-as-a-Service"
offering, utilities can now take advantage of the latest in distribution
management applications deployed on state-of-the-art IT infrastructure
while minimizing capital investments. Capgemini and Alstom Grid cloud
based IDMS and DRMS will offer our customers a secure virtual IT
solution with proven Alstom Grid e-terra smart control room solutions,"
said Perry Stoneman, Corporate Vice President / Smart Energy Services &
Utilities Global Sector Leader.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power
transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for
innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the
fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world,
provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated
services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear,
gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power
transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000
people in around 100 countries. It had sales of ?20 billion and booked
close to ?22 billion in orders in 2011/12.
Alstom Grid has 130 years of expertise in electrical grids.
Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating
the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers'
projects. Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission
sector with an annual sales turnover of more than ?4 billion. It has
20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites
worldwide. At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid
offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions
across the full energy value chain--from power generation, through
transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user.
Learn more at www.alstom.com/grid
With more than 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the
world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing
services. The Group reported 2011 global revenues of EUR 9.7 billion.
Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and
technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they
want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its
own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM,
and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.
Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com
Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to
Capgemini's Global Utilities Sector serves the top Utilities worldwide
and draws on a network of more than 8,400 dedicated sector consultants.
As a leader in smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure
solutions, Capgemini's Smart Energy Services is helping Utility
customers throughout the world. Our integrated Digital Utilities
Transformation framework empowers utilities to drastically improve their
customer experience, operating and business models through disruptive
technologies. Learn more at www.capgemini.com/utilities
1 Cloud-based application: Cloud based applications run on
distant computers "in the cloud" that are owned and operated by others
and that connect to users' computers via the web.
2 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
3 Demand Response Management System
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