Rewriting the utilities rulebook: putting real-time information to work
For most of the 20th century, the way users consumed electricity, gas and water remained unchanged. There was no choice of supplier and no need to treat consumers as customers. Well now it’s different.
Deregulation, the green agenda, and technology change have rewritten the utilities rulebook. Smart metering and the smart grid will take center stage, as utility companies deliver precision billing, fine-tuning of supply/demand, and ultimately, combined usage of renewables across the low-voltage network.
Atos is at the forefront in all these initiatives. We already provide smart metering solutions for millions of users. Our use of smart data concentrators at secondary sub-station level establishes a vendor-independent, smart grid-ready platform.
We handle full billing and CRM with industrial efficiency for electricity, water and waste management companies, for whom we also manage the SAP back-end.
Atos also covers all foundation IT requirement, including workplace, servers, network and application management.