Indra again had a prominent presence in the 2017 European Utility Week, the European event dedicated to public water, electricity and gas services (utilities), which was held in Amsterdam (Netherland) between October 3-5.
The event counted with the representation of over 100 countries, over 500 utilities and grid operators, and approximately 12,000 attendees. The main issues debated in many of the scheduled talks and conferences included, among others, the actual situation of the energy market, future trends, and possible threats and challenges which companies of the sector face.
Hundreds of visitors at Indra's stand saw, on-site, the state-of-the-art solutions our company develops, from generation plant management, energy and trading management, transport and distribution grid management, smart metering, commercial cycle and billing management, to energy services platforms. These solutions aim, among other aspects, to increase revenues of utilities by offering their customers efficient and accessible management, providing new services, and optimizing and shortening the commercial cycle, from measurement to billing to collections... and all of this completely integrated in different, modular product suites that offer a comprehensive focus of the utility company's entire value chain.
Our AGM (Active Grid Management) solution was among those that sparked the greatest expectation and interest. This solution, designed for operations and active monitoring of distribution grids, makes it possible to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs), storage, electric mobility and new services, like demand management, virtual plants, and microgrids. AGM creates a direct framework to easily transfer the benefits of the electricity system to the end consumer, who will see a reduction in monthly bills and an increase in supply quality and reliability, thus contributing to the system's sustainability.
No less expectation was generated by the demonstrations and presentation of the new solutions portfolio:
- TEAM -> Transactive energy management platform.
- InCMS -> One of the market's most advanced customer management and billing systems, with over 90 implementations worldwide.
- InGRID -> The Indra management suite for Smart Grid & Smart Metering.
- Our Smart Home and Smart Building solutions.
- InGEN -> Suite for energy generation and management.
- Products focused on digital training, based on Serious Games and Augmented Reality.
The most modern technologies in mobility, big data, internet of things, real time, augmented reality and cybersecurity, are optimally combined in these products to maximize their fullest potential as an advantage for utilities to obtain efficiency in business processes and operations, optimizing their asset life cycle and making possible innovative, attractive added-value services with the highest quality levels which customers and end users, immersed in the digitalization era, currently demand.
Indra will again participate in the 2018 European Utility Week, which will take place next fall in Vienna (Austria), at which it will continue its commitment to innovations designed to provide solutions to the challenges of a continuously changing market.