Utility managers are tasked with developing new business models to meet the needs of an evolving industry. No longer comprised of individual components, tomorrow’s power grid is a resilient, seamless network to support all aspects of a utility’s operations. The successful and timely deployment of operational and information technology is crucial to help prepare utilities for the changes ahead.
SolutionsSchneider Electric utility experts will work with your team to:
- Capture the current state of your utility’s information and operational technology program.
- Identify existing deficiencies and constraints of your utility’s deployed information and operational technologies and make corrective recommendations.
- Prioritize information and operational technology investments to ensure alignment with strategic plans and regulatory requirements.
- Enable your utility to adapt to a changing environment, including the adoption of new utility business models.
Value PropositionA comprehensive Technology Strategy and Roadmap rationalizes the continued convergence of Information Technology and Operational Technology systems. Having a strategic roadmap in place identifies deficiencies and constraints, and makes recommendations for a three-to-five year strategic plan. Benefits include:
- Improves power reliability and resiliency
- Enhances customer service
- Increases situational awareness; enables faster and efficient restoration
- Lowers cost of ownership for technology
- Lowers costs and increases operational efficiencies
- Complies with regulatory requirements
DifferentiationOur Utility Consulting Services are delivered by energy experts, not general consultants. We serve as trusted advisers to utilities to help them meet their current needs as well as plan for a changing future.
- Develop a technology strategy that will adapt to a changing business environment
- Provide a comprehensive technology spending plan that supports the utility’s goals and objectives
- Cost justification of improvements are supported by the realization of quantifiable benefits, which are linked to key performance metrics
- Establish a user-friendly review and control process to ensure manageability
- Provide the flexibility to adapt to new utility business models
- Ensure current and future technology supports regulatory and statutory requirements
- Deliver a strategy and roadmap to align with the utility’s corporate strategic objectives as well as address the utility’s operational functions
- Recommend Information Technology and Operational Technology integration points as well as resource and personnel allocation to enhance utility performance
- Provide management with information and best practices to support decisions relative to spending and implementation plans