Clarity, the award-winning provider of unified solutions designed to simplify operations across Utilities and Telecoms, today announced that, alongside partner ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) Pte Ltd, it has been accepted by Accenture to implement Phase 1 of the Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot project spearheaded by Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA).
The IES is an important step towards a smarter power grid, which will provide its consumers more information, choice and control over their electricity usage.
The project was awarded by EMA to Accenture with ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) as a key technology partner. Phase 1 of the IES pilot project will involve around 4,500 customers in residential, commercial and industrial settings, including the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus, the CleanTech Park at Jalan Bahar and the Punggol Eco-Precinct. This will take place during 2010-12 with a key emphasis to establish the smart metering communication protocols and standards. During this time, the focus will be on implementing the infrastructure that consists of the advanced metering infrastructure and the communication system.
Clarity will be working with ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) and Accenture to deliver a unified operational management system that will centralise the collection and processing of data from multiple last mile technologies, initially to include RF mesh and PLC, monitor the performance of the last mile solution and manage the distribution of data to other operational systems such as the Meter Data Management System (MDMS).
Bob Darwin, Vice President Global Utilities at Clarity, commented: “Singapore’s IES Pilot will help provide customers with greater reliability, choice and control over their electricity consumption. We are delighted to be part of the IES pilot project’s Phase 1 for our unique capabilities by delivering a unified and standard-based head-end solution to support multiple meter vendors and last mile technologies.