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. 
August 01, 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 21, 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.
May 13, 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.
April 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.
February 26, 2018

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. 
November 07, 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.
October 04, 2017

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Inaugural IDC MarketScape Report on North America Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems Strategic Consultants and Systems Integrators

NEW YORK; Aug. 2, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a leader in the inaugural IDC MarketScape: North America DERMS Strategic Consultants and SIs 2017 Vendor Assessment report.1
August 02, 2017

Vattenfall Collaborates with Accenture to Deliver Human Resources Transformation Project

STOCKHOLM; June 8, 2017 – Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest electricity and heat retailers and producers, has awarded Accenture (NYSE:ACN) a five-year agreement to digitally transform its human resources (HR) function, including deployment of a new platform and delivery of end-to-end HR services.
June 08, 2017

Energy Providers Falling Short of Expectations for Digital Customer Experiences, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK and LONDON; May 31, 2017 – Squeezed by falling profits, technology disruption and outside competitors targeting their customers, energy providers face the additional challenge of falling short of consumers’ expectations for digital channels and personalized experiences, according to the latest edition of the annual New Energy Consumer research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
May 31, 2017