Accenture will supply Analytics to Thames Water, a provider of water and wastewater services in the UK, to improve operational performance.
Thames Water — using Accenture Smart Grid Services powered by Accenture Analytics — will conduct an 18 month pilot till March 2015 at its various sites, to test, monitor and assess the benefits of the technology integration.
Thames Water is amongst the first movers on the intelligent use of real time data to monitor its assets as an efficient way to deliver the quality of service customers expect.
Accenture will implement advanced analytics capabilities, which will enable more efficient water sourcing and remote monitoring of assets. The information and data will help the utility anticipate equipment failures and respond in near real-time to critical situations, such as leaks or adverse weather events.
“The convergence of a wide range of digital technologies used to manage its infrastructure, will give Thames Water greater flexibility to respond to varying operating conditions, such as fluctuations in demand and changing weather patterns,” said Suleman Alli, managing director of Accenture’s UK water utilities industry group.
“We are committed to improving the efficiency of our operations through more intelligent data insights. This pilot will provide us with a clear framework for the benefits that can be realised,” said Martin Dangerfield, head of PR14 and wholesale plan at Thames Water.
Accenture will collaborate with Space-Time Insight and TIBCO Software Inc. to deliver the Smart Water pilot for Thames Water.