Electric, gas and water utilities
July 14, 2016

Accenture, The University of Notre Dame, and The Rural Development Company in South Africa Launch Renewable Energy Program in KwaZulu-Natal, Delivering Clean, Affordable Electricity

NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program. 
July 13, 2016

Millennials’ Strong Interest in New Products and Services Will Drive the Most Future Value for Energy Utilities, But They Are Much More Demanding Consumers, Finds Research From Accenture

NEW YORK; July 13, 2016 – Consumer demand for new energy-related products and services is high, especially for millennials (ages 18-34), demonstrating that this group will drive much of the future value for energy providers, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
May 18, 2016

Accenture Helps Towngas Transform Its Engineering Project Management Capabilities with a New Digital, Cloud-Based Solution

HONG KONG; May 18, 2016 – The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas), one of Hong Kong’s largest energy suppliers, has collaborated with Accenture (NYSE:ACN) to launch a new digital engineering project management solution – Corporate Project Information Management (CPIM) – with automated business processes and mobile capabilities. Accenture designed, developed and deployed the solution, working with Avanade to host it on a scalable cloud platform. 
May 04, 2016

ENGIE Selects Fjord to Transform Its Retail Business by Reimagining the Digital Customer Experience and Designing Disruptive New Services

PARIS; May 4, 2016 – ENGIE, a global provider of electricity, natural gas and energy services, has selected Fjord, a design and innovation consultancy that is part of Accenture (NYSE:ACN), to reinvent its retail business model and drive digital disruption in the market.
March 16, 2016

Utilities Warn of Rising Pressure on Electricity Reliability and Prices, Accenture Reports

MADRID; Mar. 16, 2016 – Almost half (45 percent) of utilities industry executives surveyed by Accenture worldwide, and 64 percent in Europe, reported that the traditional electricity distribution model is no longer fit-for-purpose. Unless the industry undergoes a digital, regulatory and business model transformation, utilities warn of increasing pressure on supply reliability and prices, according to Accenture’s Digitally Enabled Grid research, now in its third edition.
February 09, 2016

Accenture Achieves Lead Innovation Position in “Winner's Circle” for Business Process Outsourcing in the Utilities Industry in HfS Research Report

NEW YORK; Feb. 9, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the 'Winner's Circle' of HfS Research's inaugural Blueprint Report for Utilities Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). Accenture is ranked as one of the leaders in the report, which assessed seven service providers based on execution and innovation.
January 28, 2016

Accenture Helps FirstEnergy Identify More Than $450 Million in Cost Savings Over Three Years

AKRON, OHIO; Jan. 28, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has helped FirstEnergy  (NYSE: FE), a leading U.S. diversified energy company, develop its Cash Flow Improvement Program (CFIP) that is expected to help deliver $453 million in cost savings over the next three years. 
January 19, 2016

Electric Ireland and Accenture Announce Smarter Living Collaboration

 DUBLIN; Jan. 19, 2016 – Electric Ireland has collaborated with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to develop and deliver a pilot program that will introduce new Connected Home solutions to its customers.  
January 06, 2016

GE and Accenture Announce Columbia Pipeline Group First to Deploy Break-Through “Intelligent Pipeline Solution”

HOUSTON; Jan. 6 – GE and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have announced that Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG) is the first company to deploy the Intelligent Pipeline Solution, a breakthrough software solution that helps pipeline operators make informed decisions around pipeline safety and integrity. Columbia Pipeline Group (NYSE: CPGX) now has an enterprise-wide, near real-time view of their more than 15,000 miles of interstate pipelines, including monitoring of pipeline threats, improving risk management and providing situational awareness.
January 05, 2016

Talen Energy Selects Accenture to Support Its Transition

Allentown PA.; Jan. 5, 2016 – Talen Energy Supply, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Talen Energy Corporation, has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to provide operations and technology services with an infrastructure-as-a-service model for business applications hosted in a virtual private cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Under the terms of a four-year agreement, Accenture, working with Avanade and the Accenture AWS Business Group, will migrate and deploy various Talen Energy IT assets to a new environment. In addition, Accenture will provide integration services including testing and change management and digital supply chain transformation.