Accenture Acquires Energy Procurement Company

Accenture Acquires Energy Procurement Company

Accenture has agreed to acquire EnergyQuote JHA, a Pan-European energy management and procurement services provider. The acquisition will bolster Accenture’s energy procurement capabilities in Europe and enhance its ability to deliver energy management as-a-service to clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the … Read more…

Accenture, Siemens Form Smart Grid JV

Accenture, Siemens Form Smart Grid JV

Accenture and Siemens have formed a joint venture company called OMNETRIC Group, which will bring together Siemens’ smart grid products with Accenture’s technology consulting and systems integration. The JV will provide utilities with smart grid services focused on data management and systems integration to improve … Read more…

Southwest Power Pool Launches Marketplace

Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional transmission organization (RTO), launched an integrated marketplace in which market participants buy and sell wholesale energy and reserves in both a day-ahead and real-time market through the operation of a single, consolidated balancing authority. Accenture was instrumental in helping … Read more…

Singapore Should Focus on ‘People’ Aspects of Energy Efficiency, Says Accenture

Singapore Should Focus on ‘People’ Aspects of Energy Efficiency, Says Accenture

Energy intensive companies in Singapore are performing well in core aspects of energy management, but need to improve people-centric aspects, such as organizational structure, performance management and incentives, to fully realize and sustain the benefits of energy management, according to a survey by Accenture. Accenture, … Read more…

Microsoft Touts Accenture Smart Building Software

Microsoft Touts Accenture Smart Building Software

Microsoft has been working with Seattle and its utility Seattle City Light as part of the Seattle 2030 District’s goal to help downtown property owners reduce their energy use 50 percent by 2030. As part of the 2030 District collaboration, Microsoft is conducting a pilot … Read more…

Las Vegas Eases Up On Older Buildings’ Energy Efficiency Standards

Las Vegas Eases Up On Older Buildings’ Energy Efficiency Standards

The Las Vegas city council has exempted downtown buildings constructed before 2009 from being compliant with the city’s energy code, so energy efficiency regulations governing insulation, lighting, air conditioning units and other systems won’t be enforced for older commercial buildings, the Las Vegas Sun reports. … Read more…

Efficiency ‘Joins the IT Revolution’

Efficiency ‘Joins the IT Revolution’

Building efficiency is only now joining the information revolution that has changed how so many industries operate, according to a Greentech Efficiency report. While information quality has dramatically improved for sectors such as transportation – for example, by allowing companies to track shipments on a … Read more…

Top 10 Smart Grid Vendors, According to GTM Research

Top 10 Smart Grid Vendors, According to GTM Research

A new report from GTM Research identifies the following companies that GTM analysts consider the best smart grid vendors across the smart grid value chain at present: ABB, Cisco, IBM, Itron, Siemens, S&C Electric, Schneider Electric, Opower, Silver Spring Networks and Tendril. While there were … Read more…

Accenture, CGI, Deloitte, IBM Lead Energy-Focused Tech Market

Accenture, CGI, Deloitte, IBM Lead Energy-Focused Tech Market

Accenture, CGI, Deloitte and IBM lead the global market for technology services that support energy and environmental management, according to a report from analyst firm Verdantix. Green Quadrant: Sustainable Technology Services (Global) 2013, which compares 16 of the largest global technology service providers, bases its … Read more…

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