CGI has launched its new technology, CGI OpenGrid360 solution, to provide utility network owners and operators with data to address the demands of decarbonized, decentralized and digitized energy market, the company announced on Thursday.
"CGI OpenGrid360 reflects CGI's vision of an insight-driven, digitally integrated electricity grid," said Dave Henderson, President of CGI’s commercial and state government operations. "Our unique network data model provides an integrated view of quality data that supports operational needs to help utilities accelerate modernization and innovation in an evolving energy landscape."
The solution will advance utilities' efforts to transform their power grids. CGI will provide more unified, accurate and real-time data to enhance optimization operations, improve customer and workforce experiences and create new revenue opportunities.
CGI will strengthen business operations and supply more applications, including strategic consulting, systems integration and managed IT services. With CGI OpenGrid360, the company will provide a more innovative data management approach, combining an integrated network data model, master data management, integration layer and automation to enable a single view across a utility's disparate enterprise systems.
With the new technology, network owners and operators will be able to deploy in-house or third-party applications to launch new services for consumers, prosumers and traditional producers. The owner will be able to use new network assets, provide network flexibility services and work more collaboratively in managing consumer-generated electricity.
"Access to accurate data is a critical challenge for network owners and operators," said Tara McGeehan, President of CGI's UK and Australia operations. "CGI OpenGrid360 was developed collaboratively with our clients to solve their data challenges with an innovative, comprehensive approach for data governance, management and integration."
CGI teams developed CGI OpenGrid360 based on expertise acquired from work on smart grid innovation programs, such as solving data challenges with Western Power Distribution (WPD). The solution can be delivered globally from North America and Europe, with onsite, onshore and offshore implementation options available.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 77,500 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2019 reported revenue of C$12.1 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).