“Atos signs major smart metering contract in Austria with Salzburg AG”
Paris, Amsterdam, 5 November 2014
Atos, an international leader in digital services, has been selected by Salzburg AG, one of the main energy and infrastructure service providers in Austria, as its lead partner to manage the complex transition of 470.000 electricity meters to smart meters and monitor the needed infrastructure. An international team comprised of Atos and Atos Worldgrid consultants from four countries are currently working on the transition. The smart meters will be installed by the end of 2019 in accordance with EU Directive 2020 and will serve 100% of consumers in Salzburg.
At Salzburg AG, the program on the implementation of the smart metering system consists of a total of 17 individual projects, to which Atos and Atos Worldgrid experts from Italy, France, Germany and Austria will contribute their experience and their know-how from the smart energy field in 13 projects to guarantee a smooth transition. The new measurement systems offer numerous benefits: Smart meters help to save energy, as they provide customers with more control over their own electricity consumption. Smart meters allow for a more precise measurement of the consumed amount. The grid quality and services will also be significantly improved for final customers. Furthermore, individual electricity consumption can be accessed online by the corresponding customer.
Thomas Rieder, Smart Metering Programme Manager at Salzburg AG: "The implementation of the smart metering rollout provides all operators with major challenges. After an EU-wide tender process we chose Atos as our lead partner as they excelled in terms of expertise and experience. They have already gained valuable experience in the rollout process in Italy and France and we fully rely on them as our long-term partner in this complex transition”.
In the course of this major project, Atos is providing Salzburg AG with full customer care: Jerome de Parscau, CEO at Atos Worldgrid explains: "Atos Worldgrid is the European leader in the implementation of smart metering systems. As the only service provider we cover all requirements throughout the process, from transmission protocols and concentrators up to the central data management. We are proud to be working on this project to provide Salzburg AG with the right expertise to make this transition a success”.
The EU Energy Efficiency Directive stipulates that in every EU country at least 80 percent of consumers are equipped with smart metering systems by 2020. Austria has set an ambitious goal; about 95 percent of the existing facilities are to be converted to smart metering within five years.
Atos Worldgrid and smart metering
Atos has developed strong track record in the smart metering and smart grid area troughout Europe. It is in particular, the IT services provider responsible for the design, development and end-to-end integration of the largest smart metering implementation in Europe, which has a planned capacity of 35 million electricity meters in France. Atos Worldgrid specializes in offering efficient, attractively priced and technically advanced metering solutions that meet all legal and security requirements.
Atos at European Utility Week 2014, in Amsterdam from 4-6 November
Atos focus this year is on driving digital transformation by looking at every aspect of the data-driven utility company-from the connected home and smart city, through to the need to ensure security and maximize operational efficiency across the network. Meet its experts at stand# 1E50.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications , Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.
Salzburg AG – Facts & Figures
Salzburg AG is a trusted partner for forward-thinking supply and mobility solutions. Energy efficiency is the watchword that governs each and every division of the company. Innovative power, large-scale investments and economic performance are what make Salzburg AG strong. The scope of products and services consists of electricity, natural gas, district heating, water, transportation (Salzburger Lokalbahnen) as well as the CableLink products cable TV, Internet and telephony. In the 2013 fiscal year, Salzburg AG generated sales of around 1.36 billion euros with its approximately 2,000 employees. More at www.salzburg-ag.at
About Atos Worldgrid
Atos Worldgrid, an international subsidiary of Atos, is a unique player in smart energy. It delivers sophisticated integration projects and real time Smart Energy solutions to Energy & Utilities companies across the power, water, oil & gas value chains. Building on an unprecedented track record in the Energy & Utilities market, it has the capability to cover all business critical systems across the entire Energy & Utilities value chain from production, to transport, distribution and supply. With over 1,600 engineers and over 30 years' experience, Atos Worldgrid operates in more than 15 countries. It has in particular equipped 70 nuclear power units with its Supervision and Command & Control software in France, UK, Russia and China and delivered the world's largest smart metering system.
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