Alstom Grid And Capgemini Form Global Alliance For Smart Grid

  Alstom Grid And Capgemini Form Global Alliance For Smart Grid

    Launch of first cloud-based Integrated Distribution Management System

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO & PARIS -- January 29, 2013

Alstom Grid and Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of
consulting, technology and outsourcing services today announced the signing of
a global alliance agreement to pursue joint commercial opportunities for their
combined smart grid solutions.

Together, the two companies will launch the industry’s first real-time,
cloud-based^1 Integrated Distribution Management Systems (IDMS) and a new
cloud-based Demand Response Management System (DRMS). Built on Alstom’s
e-terra 3.0 network management software platform, the services provide
real-time distribution and demand response system management from a cloud
environment to deliver cost savings and increased reliability.

In an increasingly competitive environment, utility customers require more
secure and efficient processes and systems to reduce operational, maintenance
and capital expenditure, while enhancing customer service. The joint solutions
proposed by Alstom Grid and Capgemini address these challenges for
distribution utilities. Benefits include:

  *Reduced total cost of ownership with full investment protection and
    efficiency metrics to meet electric distribution utility needs
  *Lower risk through a progressive roll-out of mission-critical
    technologies. The single, scalable and integrated platform allows
    utilities to gradually roll out real-time SCADA^2, Distribution Management
    System (DMS), Operator Management System (OMS) and DRMS^3 and
    progressively embark on the new smart grid environment
  *Optimized IT maintenance and system management by delivering
    infrastructure and software as a service.

“We want distribution utilities and their customers to benefit from our
advanced smart grid applications in an easier and more cost effective way,
based on the latest private cloud-based solutions from Capgemini.,” said Karim
El Naggar, VP, Network Management Systems, Alstom Grid.

“With Capgemini’s experience in the utilities industry and our proven Managed
Business Services framework and “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” offering,
utilities can now take advantage of the latest in distribution management
applications deployed on state-of-the-art IT infrastructure while minimizing
capital investments. Capgemini and Alstom Grid cloud based IDMS and DRMS will
offer our customers a secure virtual IT solution with proven Alstom Grid
e-terra smart control room solutions,” said Perry Stoneman, Corporate Vice
President / Smart Energy Services & Utilities Global Sector Leader.

About Alstom

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission
and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and
environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the
highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated
power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy
sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide
range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The
Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20
billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.

Alstom Grid has 130 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for
utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of
energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers’ projects. Alstom Grid ranks
among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with an annual sales
turnover of more than €4 billion. It has 20,000 employees and over 90
manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. At the heart of the development
of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy
management solutions across the full energy value chain—from power generation,
through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user.

Learn more at

About Capgemini

With more than 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. Together with its
clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that
fit their 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 at

Rightshore^® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini

Capgemini’s Global Utilities Sector serves the top Utilities worldwide and
draws on a network of more than 8,400 dedicated sector consultants. As a
leader in smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure solutions,
Capgemini’s Smart Energy Services is helping Utility customers throughout the
world. Our integrated Digital Utilities Transformation framework empowers
utilities to drastically improve their customer experience, operating and
business models through disruptive technologies. Learn more at

^1 Cloud-based application: Cloud based applications run on distant computers
“in the cloud” that are owned and operated by others and that connect to
users’ computers via the web.

^2 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

^3 Demand Response Management System


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