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UTILITY NEWS GrDF chooses Capgemini to install info system for 11m new gas meters in France by 2022

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CONTENTS & UTILITY NEWS Gapgemini supports GrDF’s 11m meters in France; UK lists preferred bidders for 30m smart meters by 2020

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C-LEVEL VIEW Paddy Caiger-Smith and Simon Anderson are helping customers to cut bills and utilities to boost loyalty and revenues

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CONSULTANT’S OPINION Revolutions and battles: It’s crunch time for utilities, warns Perry Stoneman

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EXPERT OPINION: SMART METERING Mike Ballard tells you how to unlock the value of smart data

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SMART METERING Steve Rogerson finds there’s no clear winner in smart home apps technologies

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EXPERT OPINION: SMART UTILITIES It’s time for connected humans, not connected devices, says Kajsa Lilius

The roll-out of the smart meters will begin in 2015, with completion in seven years. The smart meters will provide GrDF customers with real-time knowledge of their exact energy consumption, enabling them to monitor and control their energy bills more effectively. Verification and maintenance operations will be carried out without the need for the customer’s presence. It will also be easier and quicker to implement any changes required by the customer, for example concerning tariffs or services. Capgemini will be in charge of developing the information system for the new meters, specifically the Meter Data Collection and Monitoring system that controls the network and ensures regularity of data collection. Capgemini will also run the Meter Data Management System that operates indexes, calculates consumption, controls meter readings quality, and transmits them to the billing systems.

UK government announces preferred bidders for €14bn smart metering roll-out by 2020 The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has selected preferred bidders for six new government contracts aimed at switching most UK households to smart metering by 2020. The total cost of the programme is forecast to be £12.1 billion (€14.1 billion). The Data and Communications Company (DCC) licence will go to Capita, which will then contract CGI IT UK as the Data Service Provider (DSP), Arqiva as the Communications Service Provider (CSP) for the North of England and Scotland, and Telefónica UK as the CSP for the rest of the United Kingdom. Telefónica UK, which operates under the O2 brand, has been selected as the preferred communications service provider for two out of three lots in the UK’s smart meter tender. The Smart Meter Implementation Programme is a major national infrastructure project that will involve the roll-out of 53 million gas and electricity meters in 30 million domestic and small business properties across the UK by 2020, helping consumers to better understand and control their energy usage.

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT FOR EUROPEAN UTILIT Y WEEK

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Helping customers cut bills and utilities boost loyalty and profits

EUROPEAN UTILITY WEEK 14-PAGE SUPPLEMENT: Spoilt by choice in Smart Meter technologies

FOCUS ON UTILITY ‘BIG DATA’ ANALYSIS Round Table: Will maturing M2M sector end market fragmentation?

CONSULTANTS CAPGEMINI ON ENERGY UTILITIES

UTILITY REVENUES & DATA

Four Revolutions, One Big Battle!

Expert Opinion: It’s NOT about selling more energy

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SMART UTILITIES Connected humans – Not connected devices

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Consulting, technology and outsourcing services provider, Capgemini, has agreed two three-year contracts with GrDF, worth a total of €23 million. The contracts will see Capgemini developing the information system for the new GrDF smart gas meters equipping 11 million French homes by 2022. This will be the world’s largest gas meters deployment to date.

M2M Now October 2013

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M2M Now Magazine October 2013 Edition  

The latest product, people & market news from the Machine to Machine sector. Includes expert industry opinions and interviews.

M2M Now Magazine October 2013 Edition  

The latest product, people & market news from the Machine to Machine sector. Includes expert industry opinions and interviews.

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