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Accenture digitally-enabled-grid

  1. 1. Top 10 trending insights from the digitally enabled grid
  2. 2. Smart grid becoming mainstream1 Accommodate distributed sources of energy Improve grid reliability and outage response Hybrid will be the most common model by Global focus but differing priorities Hybrid models will dominate 2 Smart grid/meter deployments benefits will exceed the initial forecasts? Disagree 31% Agree 69% Hybrid = Traditional technologies + Selected deployment of smart technologies and distribution generation 2030 Smart grid is a natural extension of the ongoing upgrades of the electricity network? Europe 100% 4 Improve grid reliability and outage response Smart value opportunities expand3 89% Accommodate distributed sources of energy 74% Improve levels of service for end consumers What value? 93% No 2% Yes 98% North America 67% North America 97% Europe 72%
  3. 3. Development of microgrids in the next five years Regulatory strategy gains importance6 Lack of regulatory and policy support is one of the main barriers for the deployment of smart solutions for their network Potential for technology disruption may be underestimated 10 IT capabilities are stretched7 Yes 85% Yes 56% • Beyond-the-meter solutions focused on energy efficiency and demand response • Data-related services • Distributed generation Competition to arise? What skills? How disruptive? The needs? Improvements required? Competition will increase 5 Data management 96% No 44% What analytics? Analytics become core business Cyber security and privacy management 92% Analytical capabilities for IT/OT integration 94% Data governance 88% Closing the skills gap is vital9 Grid operations analytics 96% IT skills 90% Statistical/data science skills 84% Asset management analytics 92% Outage management analytics 85% Do not expect development 65%
  4. 4. Copyright © 2013 Accenture All rights reserved. Accenture, its logo, and High Performance Delivered are trademarks of Accenture. What is the path toward the future digital grid? Accenture’s Digitally Enabled Grid program provides actionable insights and recommendations around the challenges and opportunities utilities face along the path to a smarter grid. Drawing upon primary research insights from utilities executives around the world as well as Accenture analysis, The Digitally Enabled Grid examines how utilities executives expect smart grid technologies and solutions to contribute to their future networks.  For more information on Accenture’s Digitally Enabled Grid program, go to About Accenture Smart Grid Services Accenture Smart Grid Services focuses on delivering innovative business solutions supporting the modernization of electric, gas and water network infrastructures to improve capital efficiency and effectiveness, increase crew safety and productivity, optimize the operations of the grid and achieve the full value from advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) data and capabilities. It includes four offering areas which cover consulting, technology and managed solutions: Work, Field Resource Management; Transmission & Distribution Asset Management; Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Grid Operations. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 275,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is 02-7848 / 13-3868