Capgemini Expands Relationship with Hydro One for Asset Investment Planning
Consulting Provider Aims to Help Utilities Automate Asset Planning Through
NEW YORK -- November 13, 2012
Capgemini Canada Inc., a member of the Capgemini Group, one of the world’s
foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today
announced an agreement with Hydro One Networks Inc., a large North American
transmission and distribution electric utility, to implement an asset
investment planning solution. Capgemini Canada will provide consulting and
system integration services to re-engineer the asset investment planning
processes and deploy a configured Copperleaf Technologies’ C55 software
solution aligned with the newly defined processes in 2012.
Capgemini Canada will lead the project with support from Copperleaf
Technologies Inc. This is the first of its kind to be carried out by Capgemini
Canada for a North American utility leveraging the experience behind
Copperleaf’s software. The project is part of a larger effort by Hydro One to
reshape its asset investment planning processes to better manage risk against
capital and operational investment plans, which are imperative for today’s
utilities dealing with asset-based funding. Following the implementation, it
is anticipated that Hydro One will experience the benefits of a more rigorous
and consistent approach to investment planning, decision-making and risk
management across its transmission and distribution capital and operations
A key differentiator in winning this project was Capgemini Group member’s
experience leading successful related initiatives for clients in the United
Kingdom. Capgemini’s UK Business Analytics team has a wide range of experience
in implementing Asset Investment Planning solutions and building Asset Risk
models across the Energy, Water and Rail sectors. By combining Capgemini’s
experienced team with Copperleaf’s C55 solution, which has strong
implementation credentials at other electric utilities, it has resulted in a
global team that is now delivering for Hydro One.
“Hydro One has been on a clear path with our Cornerstone program, which
leverages technology to deliver great service to our customers as well as
modernizing our operational processes resulting in identification and release
of value opportunities,” said Michael Fabrizi, AIP project director, Hydro
One. “As we address this critical component of our business we want to ensure
we have the right team in place, and we found that in Capgemini and
“This project reinforces Capgemini’s role as an invaluable project services
supplier for today’s utilities,” said Steve Rogers, vice president and North
American Chief Architect, Capgemini Smart Energy Services. “This type of
initiative will remain critical for utilities in this market, and we’re well
positioned to leverage our unique experience and software collaboration
credentials to offer leading strategies and solutions to this industry.”
With around 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's
foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services.The
Group reported 2011 global revenues of EUR 9.7 billion (approximately $13.5
billion USD). Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers
business and technology solutions that fit needs and drive the results they
want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way
of working, the Collaborative Business Experience^TM, and draws on Rightshore
^ ®, its worldwide delivery model.
Learn more about us atwww.us.capgemini.com.
Rightshore^® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini.
About Hydro One:
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and
businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's
29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large
industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 123,000 km low-voltage
distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and
smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the
Province of Ontario.
Learn more about us at www.hydroone.com.
Vancouver-based Copperleaf helps asset-intensive organizations re-think the
traditional approach to capital planning, asset life-cycle planning, and
budgeting. We pioneered C55 to help organizations integrate planning,
analysis, approval, and execution so that they can make asset investment
decisions that are effective, transparent, and focused on the long-term
performance of the organization. Since 2000, we have been empowering utilities
and other asset intensive organizations to make decisions with greater
Learn more about us at www.copperleafgroup.com.
Capgemini North America
Jill Wilmot, +1-734-624-0519
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