Electric, gas and water utilities
November 16, 2016

Accenture and SAP Accelerate Delivery of Multi-Channel Customer Engagement Platform for Utilities to Sell New Revenue Generating Products

NEW YORK; Nov. 16, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced plans with SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) to accelerate the development of solutions, based on a digital customer engagement platform, for utility companies to engage with customers through virtually any channel, improving customer operations efficiency. Alongside simplified customer service and operations, the customer engagement platform will help enable utilities to offer customers non-commodity products and services, such as solar panels, batteries and connected home products, including related installation and maintenance services.
November 16, 2016

Iren Mercato and Accenture Announce Launch of Energy Consumption Monitoring, a Connected Home Service, to Deliver Energy for Consumers

BARCELONA; Nov. 16, 2016 – Iren Mercato, the Italian energy utility, has collaborated with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to launch one of the first connected home services for customers in Italy.  Focused on energy-consumption monitoring, it is a first step in creating a new business model beyond the commodities of electricity and gas. By working closely with Accenture to design the new service and operating model, Iren Mercato was able to accelerate it to market.
November 01, 2016

Accenture Acquires Realworld OO Systems B.V., a Leading Utilities Geographic Information System Business

AMSTERDAM; Nov. 1, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Realworld OO Systems B.V., a Netherlands-based division of Realworld Holding B.V. that specializes in geographic information system (GIS) solutions.  These solutions help utilities digitize and optimize their electricity, water and natural gas networks. The transaction will expand Accenture’s end-to-end portfolio of smart grid services and accelerate its plans to grow digital consulting services in Europe. 
October 24, 2016

For Energy Consumers Seeking New Products and Services, Personalized and Seamless Experiences Have Become Paramount, Accenture Research Shows

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2016 – Consumers want new energy-related products and services, particularly in the form of new value propositions and most are demanding a seamless, digital and personalized experience, Accenture research (NYSE: ACN) shows.
October 11, 2016

Accenture and SAP Accelerate Digital Asset Management with SAP® Predictive Maintenance and Service, add-on for utilities

NEW YORK; Oct. 11, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced a collaboration with SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) to develop the next generation of predictive analytics solutions for asset management in the utilities industry to enable condition-based maintenance. The SAP® Predictive Maintenance and Service solution is planned to be extended to better manage risks by improving equipment uptime in transmission and distribution, as well as maintenance and equipment-replacement planning. The announcement comes after both companies announced in January a comprehensive program of ongoing collaboration on the core development and go-to-market for SAP S/4HANA®.
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.