Paris, November 30, 2021 – Today Capgemini is joining the Edge for Smart Secondary Substations (E4S) Alliance, created to develop a standard, flexible, manageable and interoperable platform for next generation Smart Grids. Having some of the largest distribution system operators in the world partnering with technology providers to co-develop an entirely new solution is intended to revolutionize the energy transition and help achieve a climate neutral economy. The E4S Alliance is helping to digitalize the grid and make it data driven in order to meet carbon neutrality.
Utility companies will benefit from an open standard based secure and highly scalable platform to monitor and control the electrical grid, especially in low voltage. Virtualization of applications, in combination with edge computing leads to lower total cost of ownership (TCO), faster time to market for new applications and more efficient management and delivery of electricity.
Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of over 300,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. With its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2020 global revenues of €16 billion.
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The Edge for Smart Secondary Substations (E4S) Alliance is a technical working group formed by Ariadna Grid, Capgemini, Circutor, Enedis, Iberdrola, Intel, Landis+Gyr, Merytronic, Minsait, TTTech Industrial and ZIV Automation. E4S is working to accelerate the creation of a standards-based, open, interoperable, and secure architecture that addresses both the technical and business challenges faced by utilities around the globe.