Atos, Siemens and the Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) in the Kingdom announce their collaboration in a large project for the intelligent management of the local electricity network “smart grid”. Atos and Siemens are working on setting up a smart electricity metering platform that will allow ONEE to take control of the data collected by more than 100,000 smart meters that will be installed across the country – and thus optimize the energy consumption and management of the national network while meeting the growing energy needs of Morocco.
ONEE, which has supported Morocco’s energy transition since 2012, needed a scalable grid operating system, as the deployment of smart electricity meters changes the operational and business models of public services.
The project is part of the national program “Clean energy and energy efficiency” and includes the implementation of the Siemens EnergyIP® meter data management platform, which makes it possible to use the data collected in an automated way, to raise awareness end users to their energy consumption and generate a more secure income stream. Atos experts will take care of IT infrastructure and security work and ensure the consistency of all technical solutions. They will also oversee the management of the contract, local services, as well as support for change management.
This new sophisticated energy management system is equipped with the necessary functionalities to meet the needs of a constantly evolving network and makes it possible to support national digital transformation initiatives. For Atos and Siemens, this is the largest joint smart grid project in Africa. This reflects the strategies of the two partners who are committed to supporting the environmental approaches of their customers.
“We are delighted to support the Moroccan National Office for Electricity and Water in its transformation process, in collaboration with our strategic partner Siemens. With more than 40 years of experience in the energy field and a constantly renewed commitment to the decarbonisation of its customers ‘activities, Atos is ready to fully exploit the expertise of its competence and transformation center “NetZero” to support the evolution of the Moroccan electricity network, for the benefit of all citizens. We are happy to support smart grid management and help Morocco optimize its energy consumption”, specifies Giuseppe di Franco, Director of Resources & Services activities at Atos.
“Our EnergyIP solution, implemented here with our strategic partner Atos, will help ONEE to fully exploit electricity consumption data and optimize the overall management of the national grid. Our technology will support ONEE’s digital transformation and serve as the basis for future technological developments. We are proud to be part of this change and to bring more intelligence to the Moroccan electricity grid, as well as to support the country on the path to a more sustainable and low carbon energy future”, adds Sabine Erlinghagen, CEO Digital Grid at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.
Atos is an international leader in digital transformation with 107,000 employees and annual sales of over 11 billion euros. European leader in cloud, cybersecurity and supercomputers, the Group provides integrated solutions for all sectors, in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to providing secure and carbon-free digital solutions to its customers. Atos is an SE (European Company) listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 indices.
The raison d’être of Atos is to help shape the information space. With its skills and services, the Group supports the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contributes to the development of scientific and technological excellence. All over the world, Atos enables its customers and employees, and more generally the greatest number of people, to live, work and progress sustainably and in complete confidence in the information space.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) develops intelligent and scalable infrastructures for the world of today and tomorrow. SI responds to the challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industrial sites through a comprehensive and unique portfolio of products, systems, solutions and services, from production to consumption of energy. In an increasingly digital world, SI supports its customers in their development and contributes to the progress of society while contributing to the protection of the planet: “SI creates environments that care”. Siemens Smart Infrastructure, headquartered in Zug (Switzerland), has 72,000 employees worldwide.
Siemens France Holding is a subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology group. For 170 years in France, the name Siemens has been synonymous with technical performance, innovation, quality and reliability. Siemens operates in the areas of smart infrastructure for buildings, decentralized power generation, automation and digitalization in the manufacturing and process industries. Siemens works to bring the digital and real world together for the benefit of its customers and society as a whole. In addition, Siemens Mobility is a major supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for the transport of passengers and goods. With its listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, in which the group has a majority stake, the company is also a leading provider of solutions and services to the healthcare industry. In addition, Siemens owns a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a major player in the transmission, distribution and production of energy which went public on September 28, 2020.
With 6,000 employees, 6 industrial sites and 15 R&D and engineering sites, and more than 40 local agencies, Siemens France is actively involved in strategic sectors for French industry. As of September 30, 2020, the closing date of the last financial year, Siemens France recorded sales of 1.8 billion euros under its continuing operations. For more information, find us on the Internet at: www.siemens.fr.