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The smart agenda is forcing utilities to reassess their business and operating models to meet their priorities and those of stakeholders in a dynamic environment.

We regularly publish leading articles on smart grid and metering issues facing utilities today. Our smart energy insights aim to make a difference to our clients, our economy and our fellow citizens.


EY - Delivering successful smart metering projects in Asia

Delivering successful smart metering projects in Asia (December 2013)
In the Asia-Pacific region, smart meter installations are expected to soar to 380 million units by 2016, led by China. Find out what is involved in managing this transformational effort and how we can help.


EY-Smart metering: transforming Africa's energy future

Smart metering: transforming Africa's energy future (November 2013)
This brochure outlines our approach to “smart” in Africa, and highlights some of the key lessons we’ve learned on projects in countries where smart metering is advanced.


EY-Smart move for Germany: tailoring the smart meter rollout

Smart move for Germany: tailoring the smart meter rollout (October 2013)
In our cost-benefit analysis of Germany’s smart-meter implementation, we recommend a tailored approach to the proposed rollout.


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Delivering successful smart metering projects in Europe (September 2013)
Smart metering is a major challenge for utilities, making advice throughout the “smart” journey essential. We can guide utilities with a multi-disciplinary approach.


EY - Smart Control - Transforming  controls to reduce cost, enable growth and keep the business safe

Under the radar: what are power and utility companies overlooking? (August 2013)
Power and utility companies may be overlooking two key issues. Will big data and decentralized generation change everything?


EY - Creating a customer-centric utility

Creating a customer-centric utility (June 2013)
What are the key customer-centric strategies of high-performing utilities and how can they be adopted? Find out.


EY - Identity and access management: beyond compliance

Identity and access management (May 2013)
Compliance is still crucial for identity and access management (IAM) initiatives, but IAM is evolving into a risk-based program. Learn more.


EY - Smart Control - Transforming  controls to reduce cost, enable growth and keep the business safe

Smart Control — Transforming controls to reduce cost, enable growth and keep the business safe (January 2013)
This brochure explores the value of smart control, discovering the “pain points” in the control environment and the approach for achieving smart control.


EY - Cyber security - how safe is your  smart grid?

Cyber security — how safe is your smart grid? (July 2012)
We recommend 10 key measures companies should take to create a foundation for a cyber security strategy within a real-time operational technology environment.


EY - Big data deluge threatens utilities

Big data deluge threatens utilities (June 2012)
This article focuses on the capabilities required to manage the major increase in data from smart grid and metering technologies.


EY - Smart  metering controls: invest upfront to minimize risk

Smart metering controls: invest upfront to minimize risk (May 2012)
This paper addresses the timing of investing resources to mitigate risks from smart metering, and highlights the key challenges for suppliers.


EY - Smart grid: a race worth running?

Smart grid: a race worth running? (April 2012)
This report examines potential benefits that might accrue to the British economy by development of smart grid, including potential GDP and job creation.


EY - The rise of smart customers - what  consumers think

The rise of smart customers — what consumers think (October 2011)
The rollout of smart meters challenges utility companies to transform their relationship with consumers. We explore the sector’s readiness to respond to this challenge.


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