Revolutionize the grid with Smart Meter

Smart Grid technology transforms utility infrastructure into a network of systems that senses and reports abnormal activity, automatically performs self-optimization and detects and responds to potential faults before problems impact customers. Smart Grid automatically recognizes problems and routes information, power and even maintenance crews to improve power quality and reliability. Transform your IT back office from its current state into a digitally-structured network for the 21st century.

In a Smart Grid, end-point network devices don’t just gather data; they communicate vital information to provide a deeper understanding about supply and demand. Educate consumers and operate your business more efficiently while flattening the demand curve

HP experts tailor your business and systems transition to support Smart Grid goals and IT project objectives. We reduce risk and complexity of Smart Grid initiatives and integrate all aspects of the Smart Grid into your environment.

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Digital devices have changed the way business operates (e.g. ATMs in the banking business, SCADA systems in the manufacturing arena) and Smart Grid is on the cusp of revolutionizing the utility business. Network-enabled devices (e.g., smart meters, smart thermostats and sensors) will provide frequent data uploads, providing your utility back office massive amounts of data.

This data needs to be transformed into usable information—the foundation for dynamic pricing programs; energy efficiency and conservation efforts; operations improvements to limit outages and even business plans that can defer the build out of new generation and transmission. HP Smart Grid consultants help you minimize your risks, accelerate your Smart Grid implementation and achieve the benefits of your business case more quickly.

Our experts allow you to focus on your primary business and know your solution will be built to support current requirements with the flexibility to change and grow in the future.


HP Smart Grid Consulting Services

HP provides professional consulting services that are designed to accelerate Smart Grid deployment and increase the economic and business value of Smart Grid. We offer end-to-end services from readiness assessments to roadmaps and we have technologies and capabilities that create value from initial implementation to full-scale deployment.

Our experts provide experience-based recommendations for your organizational structure and perform Smart Meter and Smart Grid technology applicability reviews. Once assessments are complete, we look at the best, most cost effective ways to develop solution architectures and implement your project.

Using energy efficiency, energy conservation and demand response program design services, we can also develop a comprehensive Smart Grid service integration framework, encouraging collaboration across your organization. We work with all stakeholders, including your regulator, to deliver a pragmatic, beneficial Smart Grid solution to fruition.


HP Smart Grid Implementation and Management Services

HP’s Smart Grid Implementation and Management services can be delivered en suite or as discrete components. Our services offering is an extended lifecycle composed of strategy, solution design, development and technology implementation services that is coupled with program governance and project management.

At each stage of the lifecycle, we bring tools and accelerators that support a desirable matching of your costs with an accrual of tangible benefits. We can help you transform your business processes and governance policies to adapt to the ever changing environment and we can help to enable mechanisms to foster continuous improvement.

For utilities seeking additional value we offer an array of post deployment services including help desk and call center optimization. And, we have the capability and expertise to run Smart Grid systems as a service through several trusted cloud computing models.


Physical and cyber security assessments

Security of the Smart Grid is paramount. HP Smart Grid Security Quality Assessment is a vital part of HP Smart Grid Consulting Services. It examines security quality for an Advanced Meter Infrastructure and associated Smart Grid products that proliferate in the Smart Grid environment. Our assessment uses a proven methodology for testing and improving security of networked assets on both public and private networks. We develop automated audit and self-certification reporting and increase operational visibility of security using NERC—CIP requirements, standards and industry best practices.


Automation and Management Software: HP Utility Center

The exponential growth in end-point devices and the associated growth in data creates both complexity and opportunity. Utility customers and internal IT users expect new capabilities and new outcomes without delay. While the ultimate goal of Smart Grid is to enable knowledge correlation across the enterprise; achieving information alignment and creating, meaningful, actionable information is not a trivial task.

HP Utility Center provides a single, integrated and comprehensive view of utility Smart Grid and information network operations that is the state-of-the art in data integration and Smart Grid decision optimization. HP Utility Center delivers management of real-time tariffs, fault, fraud, inventory and services. It provides service activation and adds additional value to conventional meter data management while simultaneously providing event management capabilities that support real-time problem diagnostics.


Operational Data Analytics Software and Services: HP Connected Business Intelligence

The Smart Grid will generate petabytes of data that must be converted into usable information. HP offers business intelligence and technical services that provide architecture, data modeling and data development services for utilities engaged in Smart Grid projects.

HP Connected Intelligence has three key areas of focus: Data Quality, Data Consistency and Data Availability that support utility capability to:

  • Segment and process data in real time and event driven data paradigms
  • Realize more accurate demand forecasting
  • Implement dynamic pricing
  • Develop ‘virtual power plants’
  • Optimize energy storage