Smart Substation

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The bridge to the future

The smart substation as the smart grid foundation…at the edge

As utilities accommodate a rapidly growing array of distributed renewable resources at the edge of the
distribution grid, they must also aggregate and optimize those resources through a range of flexible solutions, such as storage and demand response management. This optimization will enable the distributed sources to act like the types of energy they are meant to replace—namely, fossil fuel generation or other centralized generation sources that have an always-on baseload generation.

Managing this new energy system paradigm requires utilities to grow the smart grid at scale—a concept that is now possible after years of experimentation, technology improvements, and the growth of industry digital maturity. This distributed generation model must be matched by a distributed intelligence model—by which we mean enabling computation to be deployed at the edge of the grid in order to connect and optimize intermittent loads through intelligent substation applications that communicate in realtime across grid supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and protocols.

Substation & Edge-of-the-Grid Automation from Intel & Capgemini

Intel and Capgemini’s Substation & Edge-of-the-Grid Automation service offer is the only non-proprietary, true end-to-end, industry-driven solution that addresses the full energy value chain, from technology supply, consulting and business services, to implementation and integration
through delivery and operations.

The solution combines Capgemini’s extensive domain expertise and business consulting services with Intel’s bestin-class technology and AI/machine learning capabilities to help utility clients enable the multidirectional flow needed to seamlessly manage supply and demand across the grid, including large and small loads and a variety of generation sources through a distributed intelligence model.

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Hear from our experts

Michael Bates Global General Manager, Energy, Intel

"Autonomous control and low latency compute is absolutely essential to a modern energy system. As the grid is increasingly made up of intermittent loads, then the grid must be able to adapt to intermittency changes, automatically, and in real-time.”

Philippe Vié Group Vice President, Energy and Utilities, Capgemini

"Renewables have ushered in a new energy system paradigm, which establishes the substation as the foundation of a smarter, more intelligent grid and the catalyst for climate change.”

Meet our experts

Thierry Batut

Expert in Smart homes, Smart Meter Network Operations / AMI, Water

Philippe Vié

Philippe Vié is the Global Energy, Utilities and Chemicals Sector Leader at Capgemini, and has been in the industry for over 25 years leading transformation projects globally.

James Forrest

As a global leader in our Energy and Utilities business, I help my clients with major business transformations involving smart grid, IOT, the reform of gas and electricity markets, major software and infrastructure changes and use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive significant business performance improvement.

Randall Cozzens

I collaborate with the Business Units in North America to drive Capgemini’s strategic growth agenda. Our NA Go To Market teams develop and nurture client relationships; understand the clients’ critical business issues; and architect innovative, fit-for-purpose solutions to drive tangible business value relative to the critical business issues.