Integrating Data & Engineering for Up to 20 Percent Savings: Siemens, Accenture

Nov. 10, 2013
Accenture and Siemens have launched a joint venture, Omnetric Group, in the smart-grid field that will work with utilities to improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability. Jack Azagury, global managing director for Accenture Smart Grid Services, explains in this podcast that the effort will help utilities solve the problem of integrating data with engineering. For example, the Siemens and […]

Accenture and Siemens have launched a joint venture, Omnetric Group, in the smart-grid field that will work with utilities to improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability. Jack Azagury, global managing director for Accenture Smart Grid Services, explains in this podcast that the effort will help utilities solve the problem of integrating data with engineering. For example, the Siemens and Accenture joint venture will take smart metering data and package it to help customers make better decisions about saving energy. Azagury says the effort can be “market changing” and save utilities up to 20 percent in their demand response efforts.

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Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

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I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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