Electric, gas and water utilities
November 06, 2018

Most Electricity Distribution Utilities Are Optimistic and Expect Earnings to Grow Beyond 2025, According to Research from Accenture

NEW YORK; Nov. 6, 2018 – More than nine in 10 utilities executives (94 percent) believe that their electricity distribution business’ earnings growth will remain under severe pressure until approximately 2025. However, they’re far more optimistic about earnings growth potential in the subsequent years, driven by efficiency and improved network performance enabled by the latest digital technologies and new business opportunities, according to a new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
October 22, 2018

Accenture and Oracle Unveil Integrated Technology and Services Platform for Utilities to Help Clients Enhance Customer Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Oracle today unveiled an integrated technology and services platform for Utilities. The Accenture Customer Experience as-a-Service Utilities Platform helps utility companies achieve more meaningful interactions with customers and employees by incorporating the latest Oracle technology and learning applications, while dramatically lowering project implementation risk and reducing software integration costs. The announcement was made today at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.
August 02, 2018

Accenture Achieves Lead Position in Winner’s Circle of HFS Research’s 2018 Industry Blueprint for Utility Operations

LONDON; August 2, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Winner’s Circle” as the leader in both execution and innovation in the HFS Industry Blueprint: Utility Operations 2018 report.
August 01, 2018

Accenture and Kansai Electric Power Establish Joint Venture to Bring AI-Powered Analytics to the Osaka-based Japanese Utility

OSAKA; Aug. 1, 2018 – Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) (TYO: 9503), and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have established a joint venture (JV) in Japan, K4 Digital Co., Ltd., to help KEPCO accelerate changes in its current business processes and create new business opportunities with digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), advanced analytics and the internet of things. 
May 21, 2018

Accenture Again Named Technology Advisory House of the Year by Energy Risk Magazine

HOUSTON; May 21, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has again been named the Technology Advisory House of the Year by Energy Risk magazine for excellence across global commodity markets. The award was announced recently at the Energy Risk annual awards in Houston.
May 13, 2018

Accenture Delivers Digital Asset Management Program to Help Shaanxi Electric Boost Performance and Reduce Operating Costs

XI’AN, China; May 13, 2018 – State Grid Shaanxi Electric Power Company (Shaanxi Electric), which constructs and operates electric power grids in China’s Shaanxi province, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have developed and launched a new digital asset management system that collects and gives the electric company access to all asset life cycle information in a single tool, enabling it to glean predictive insights for improved real-time decision making.
April 26, 2018

Accenture Helps Celsia Launch SAP S/4 HANA® to Support Business Functions and Improve Utility Plant Operations

MEDELLIN; April 26, 2018 – Celsia, an energy subsidiary of Grupo Argos, has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to implement SAP S/4HANA® to help improve functions for 10 utility subsidiaries in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras that generate and distribute electricity across Latin America. The solution will help simplify and increase efficiency of data integration for Celsia’s finance, controller, logistics, purchasing, maintenance, quality and finance consolidation functions.
February 26, 2018

Accenture and OGE Energy Corp Announce Success of Smart Grid Program with Automated Equipment to Reduce Network Distribution Demand

OKLAHOMA CITY; Feb. 26, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and OGE Energy Corp., the parent company of Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), Oklahoma’s largest electricity provider, announced today that a seven-year smart-grid program contributed to demand reduction targets by automating control devices using digital technology. The Integrated Volt Var (IVVC) program is part of OG&E’s strategy to drive efficiencies and customer savings that have helped defer investments in power plant capacity.
November 07, 2017

New Report Reveals Significant Opportunities for Government to Boost Civic Engagement

NEW YORK; Nov. 7, 2017 – Three-fourths (74 percent) of survey respondents said they rarely or never request services from a government agency, according to research by the Governing Institute, sponsored by Accenture and Salesforce. 
October 04, 2017

Many Utilities Believe Cyberattacks Could Bring Down the Electric Distribution Grid in the Next Five Years, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK Oct. 4, 2017 – Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of utility executives believe their country faces at least a moderate risk of electricity supply interruption from a cyberattack on electric distribution grids in the next five years. This figure, included in Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) new report, Outsmarting Grid Security Threats, part of the Digitally Enabled Grid research program, rises to 76 percent for North American utilities executives.