Greentech Lead America: Siemens Smart Grid Division has
formed partnership with Utilicase to offer a combined solution linking smart
grid functionality with Enterprise Asset Management for the North America
The joint agreement is an extension of an existing
relationship between Siemens and Utilicase. Both companies have worked together
on past projects to deliver a joint customer solution in Energy Automation.
Customers can now integrate their latest Smart Grid
investments in asset performance assessment, operations with maintenance and
capital investment strategies. This will enable utilities to better manage data
analytics and will deliver a holistic view of present grid reliability as well
as provide opportunities to optimize the investment in enhanced reliability in
“As consumers look for ways to better manage their energy
consumption, this solution will help utilities better utilize internal
resources to improve grid dependability for their customers,” said Thierry
Godart, president of Siemens Smart Grid Division North America.
The combined solution will be modular and capable of
being phased in over a multi year period. This approach allows the customer to
assure that benefits are realized incrementally over time while minimizing
implementation risk and business process disruption
“The goal is not to replace the investment made by
utilities recently in enterprise asset management but to leverage the Utilicase
EPS-M platform coupled with Siemens asset and operational knowledge to make the
existing information actionable and provide critical insight into grid
reliability and risk,” said Spero Mensah, chief executive officer of Utilicase.