Digital grid (smart grid) services

In Power and utilities

Digital Grid Services (DGS) is a business-led, technology-powered solution, utilizing our partnership with Microsoft, to give utilities a simple way to manage their ecosystem of smart meters and IoT devices and maximize the data analytics they produce.

What EY Digital grid consulting can do for you

How digital grid services drives more than technology

Around the world, the biggest challenge faced by utilities right now is transitioning to a digital energy world. But the radical changes and new capabilities required to transform successfully are simply overwhelming for many energy companies. This is why EY has developed Digital Grid Solutions (DGS), a flexible suite of services that supports utilities through every aspect of their digital transformation. DGS is based on EY’s experience of more than 50 smart meter and digital grid projects and built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, ensuring utilities can be confident that its insights and its technological power are world-leading. 

DGS’s key differentiator from other solutions is its business-centric, agile approach. It targets the key business problems faced by clients to deliver fast results while reaping maximum value from technology investment. And EY’s flexible commercial models mean that utilities can leverage both capex and opex funding to both set up and operate DGS. DGS can be tailored to any utility and plugged in quickly, reducing downtime and disruption. It’s scalable and future proof, allowing utilities to quickly build new services based on emerging technologies. In this way, DGS is designed to solve the immediate operational challenges of the digital grid while positioning utilities for future success in a new energy world. 

Why should you choose EY Digital Grid? 

  • Access insights and experience from 60+ digital grid projects

    EY Digital Grid combines the knowledge and insight from more than 60 digital energy projects into a series of stackable solutions that help your organization benefit from global leading practices.

  • Meet today’s commercial imperatives and create long-term value

    The data generated by your smart meters and IoT devices has the potential to be your most valuable asset. Are you making the most of it? We’ll turn information into insights, helping reduce costs, improve customer relationships and develop new sources of revenue.

  • Transform fast and mitigate risk

    EY Digital Grid is your fast track to digital transformation. Ready-to-go solutions, such as EY UtilityWave, can be plugged in and scaled up and down at speed. You can avoid business downtime and reap rewards more quickly, confident that our industry and regulatory knowledge helps manage the risk of change.

  • Build flexibility for the future

    EY Digital Grid embeds unprecedented flexibility across the organization, allowing utilities to adapt at speed to the growth of distributed energy resources and evolution of IT/OT convergence.

  • Leverage leading technology that suits your needs

    We take a device-agnostic approach to the digital grid, drawing upon multiple leading technologies to help ensure your digital transformation suits your needs and improves return on investment.

  • Create a customer-centric organization

    The rise of distributed energy resources, including electric vehicles, puts customers at the heart of the new digital grid. EY Digital Grid supports utilities with the technologies, capabilities and mindset to put customers at the center of their own organizations, to meet new expectations and find new paths to value. 

  • Trusted collaboration with Microsoft

    EY Digital Grid is underpinned by our award-winning collaboration with Microsoft and is centered around designing and implementing transformative cloud solutions that create value. Built upon Microsoft Azure, EY Digital Grid solutions feature Azure IoT Hub, Azure Data Factory, Azure Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and other tools designed specifically to improve the performance of your digital grid devices.

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