Realising the benefits of an effective smart metering programme
The SES Platform ensures a high level of transparency, accuracy and meter activations by providing access to real-time information and intuitive problem-solving software. It is flexible and can be configured in a way that considers different functional and regulatory requirements that apply to different geographies. The result is substantial savings across the entire smart metering supply chain.
The SES Platform's end-to-end approach manages the entire smart metering lifecycle, from programme planning, meter rollout and operations through to maintenance. As a result, the SES Platform significantly reduces cost and risk, while improving deployment and meter operations.
The SES Platform benefits from our experience of managing programmes to deploy 16.7m meters worldwide. It incorporates best practices that we have developed over the last 10 years working alongside the world’s leading utilities. The SaaS operation enables:
- Pre-configuration and immediate availability
- Rapid and inexpensive deployment
- Less capital expenditure resulting in 65% lower total cost of ownership
- Rapid scaling up or down
- A single view of your evolving meter estate
- Integration with any meter, head-end, master data management system or ERP (including SAP and Oracle) using open architecture
Enabling smart metering efficiency in real time
The SES Platform enables real-time dialogue between different players in the smart metering community, including meter data management systems, customer call centers and utility billing systems. Through this dialogue, the SES Platform:
- Tracks asset inventory
- Manages work order execution
- Controls material and field service logistics
- Monitors status and performance remotely
- Delivers meter values
Depending on your business need, the SES Platform is available as on-demand software, or can be integrated with client systems.
Accelerating and simplifying smart water meter rollout and operations
Based on the SES Platform, Capgemini's Smart Water Services (SWS) Platform is a unique off-the-shelf solution enabling water utilities to deploy and manage radio water meters and networks. SWS Platform is the only proven end-to-end integrated workflow engine that manages the entire radio metering lifecycle, from programme planning, meter rollout and operations through to maintenance.
As a multi-utility, multi-client platform, SWS Platform is highly configurable and flexible. It takes into account different functional and regulatory requirements that apply to different geographies.
Technology shaped by years of smart metering experience
The SES Platform is one of Capgemini's Smart Energy Services, a solutions portfolio that has helped over 43m utilities customers worldwide with 30 smart meter and smart grid programmes. Our team has extensive utilities industry experience with an unrivaled track record for successful innovation and delivery. More than 8,000 professionals dedicated to the utilities sector participate in delivering these services.
The SES Platform's design has been influenced by our experience in managing smart metering implementations in Sweden, Europe's most mature smart meter market. Today, Capgemini manages more than 25% of Sweden's total meter estate, including projects for clients such as E.ON/L&G and Fortum.