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Accenture is the world's largest consulting firm, doing $23 billion in 2010. The Accenture smart grid practice area has been one of the firm's fastest growing areas over the past few years. Although known for business process and IT skills, Accenture's smart grid group has also added deep expertise in power engineering, distribution automation and smart grid architecture.

Accenture has more than 200 locations in more than 50 countries.


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Can you handle some good news? Smart grid doing better than expected

Smart grid, smart grid technology, smart grid trends, Accenture, smart grid benefits, electric utilities
The electric power industry seems to have been a magnet for bad news lately, but a new survey from Accenture provides a very pleasant surprise. Brace yourself: the majority of utility execs surveyed believe smart grid benefits will exceed original expectations.

How utilities can find new revenue from their business customers

Smart grid, smart grid trends, Accenture, utility business opportunities, electric utilities, smart grid strategy
Accenture has come out with research that outlines what could be a new revenue source for utilities that serve small to medium-size businesses. Read the story for the details.

Smart grid analytics: Lessons learned by Baltimore Gas & Electric

Smart Grid, smart grid analytics, utility analytics, advanced analytics for smart grid, BGE analytics lessons learned, Accenture advanced analytics
If you're curious about the value utilities are actually realizing from advanced analytics, BGE's collaboration with Accenture is a good place to start. Click for a look at the process they're using and some of the intriguing analytics apps they are running to solve real business problems.

Power couple: Accenture, Siemens team on AMI and MDM

Smart grid, smart grid technologies, smart grid partnerships, smart meters, meter data management, Siemens, Accenture
Siemens Infrastructure & Cities will team with consulting and technology services company Accenture on new smart grid solutions, specifically in AMI and meter data management. Read the story to find out why these two majors are joining forces and what it means for utilities.

Our smart grid winners' list is a whopper this week

Smart Grid, smart grid winners, smart grid projects, smart grid awards
It's been a huge week for awards - the Global Cleantech 100 and Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Award among them. And yes, smart grid companies are well represented. Besides those winners to tell you about, we've got project wins, milestones and a new category we're calling the Winning Idea of the Week.

Smart grid wins: See who's buying (and selling) this week

Smart Grid, smart grid wins, smart grid winners, smart grid awards, smart grid companies
What are utilities buying - and who are they buying it from? Our weekly glance into the smart grid marketplace highlights a wide-ranging smart grid shopping list that includes smart meters in Hungary and MDM software in New Mexico. We've also got Frost & Sullivan's APAC best practices winners.

How utilities can increase customer satisfaction by spending less (really!)

Smart Grid, smart grid consumers, utility customers, utility customer satisfaction, Accenture customer satisfaction, Accenture
Every once in a while technology makes it possible to spend less money while simultaneously increasing customer satisfaction. Case in point: The money so many utilities today are wasting on old-school, agent-based transactions.

Path to an Integrated Network Operating Center Webinar #1: Introduction and INOC essentials

Smart Grid, Integrated network operating center, INOC, network operating center, electric utility network operating center, Accenture INOC, Pepco INOC, path to an integrated network operating center, webinar on INOC, smart grid news lessons from the real world webinars
Click for the video replays and presentation slide deck from our May 30 webinar - Path to an Integrated Network Operating Center (INOC) - presented with Accenture as part of SGN's Lessons from the Real World webinar series. Featured panelists include Karen Lefkowitz, VP of Business Transformation for Pepco Holdings and Vaibhav Parmar, who leads the wireless network practice at Accenture.

Path to an Integrated Network Operating Center Webinar #3: INOC costs, benefits and challenges

Smart Grid, Integrated network operating center, INOC, network operating center, electric utility network operating center, Accenture INOC, Pepco INOC, path to an integrated network operating center, webinar on INOC, smart grid news lessons from the real world webinars
Don't miss this third segment of our May 30, 2012 webinar – Path to an Integrated Network Operating Center (INOC) – presented with Accenture as part of SGN's Lessons from the Real World webinar series. Vaibhav Parmar of Accenture discusses the costs, benefits and challenges of an INOC. He also answers questions about the prevalence of INOC outside of North America, INOC vendor interest and the potential for internal resistance to INOC implementations.

Path to an Integrated Network Operating Center Webinar #4: The INOC in Pepco's world

Smart Grid, Integrated network operating center, INOC, network operating center, electric utility network operating center, Accenture INOC, Pepco INOC, path to an integrated network operating center, webinar on INOC, smart grid news lessons from the real world webinars
Lefkowitz
Click to view the fourth part of our May 30, 2012 webinar – Path to an Integrated Network Operating Center (INOC) – presented with Accenture as part of SGN's Lessons from the Real World webinar series. This segment features Karen Lefkowitz of Pepco Holdings. She shares background on Pepco's decision to implement an INOC as well as the process, benefits and challenges they are encountering in its ongoing development.

Path to an Integrated Network Operating Center Webinar #5: Q&A

Smart Grid, Integrated network operating center, INOC, network operating center, electric utility network operating center, Accenture INOC, Pepco INOC, path to an integrated network operating center, webinar on INOC, smart grid news lessons from the real world webinars
In this fifth and final segment of our May 30, 2012 webinar – Path to an Integrated Network Operating Center (INOC) – presented with Accenture as part of SGN's Lessons from the Real World webinar series, panelists answer a number of questions from the audience. Among them: how to overcome a lack of standards, differences between vendors and different vendor systems, important roles an INOC plays in smart metering, and mechanisms for retaining staff for high-demand INOC positions.

Report points to a big to-do list: 124 countries need a new energy architecture

energy systems, new energy architecture, World Economic Forum report, global energy systems
Some big numbers surfaced in a new report on the energy systems of 124 countries just released by the World Economic Forum. Among them: $38 trillion (U.S. dollars) of global investment in energy supply infrastructure is required by 2035 to keep up with an added 40% rising energy consumption in the same time span.

6 essential skills for smart metering success

smart meter, smart metering, smart metering success, smart grid, Accenture smart meter best practices
With its experience across many different utilities in many different parts of the world, Accenture has a great vantage point for spotting patterns and best practices. That's why we thought you'd be interested in the six skills Accenture has found to be essential for success in smart metering.

Smart grid research: Get the latest on energy consumers, microgrids, SCADA security (and more)

Smart Grid, smart grid research, energy consumers, microgrids, PV installations, SCADA security, utilities and satellite communications
New research from Accenture spotlights what actions large energy providers can take to keep their customers happy in both regulated and deregulated markets alike. (Think Internet and social media.) Click for details on Accenture's findings from 10,000 consumers in 19 countries - plus a look at just-released reports on microgrids, SCADA security, utility satellite communications and PV installations.

Accenture smart grid strategy: New R&D lab in China

Smart grid, smart grid technology, smart grid markets, global business, business strategy, Accenture, China
Accenture is broadening its research and development reach with a new R&D laboratory in Beijing, China. The new lab will concentrate on researching emerging technologies and looking at new ways to address the market needs and challenges of businesses and governments in China and other countries in the Asia-Pacific area.

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