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Smart utilities

Utility infrastructure is becoming smarter. Smart grids are being rolled-out in the power sector in response to the need for low-carbon energy, and they are delivering benefits to both customers and suppliers. Similar technologies are starting to appear in other utility sectors, and smart metering has found applications in the gas, water and electricity sectors.

We minimise cost and risk by ensuring the right technology choices are made from the start.

We have a team of experts devoted to providing specialist advice on smart technologies for the utility sector. We bring together Mott MacDonald’s skills in ICT, data communications, power generation (including renewables), power transmission and distribution to deliver solutions that work for clients around the world.

Your challenges

  • You need to improve efficiency and deliver better service to customers
  • You believe that technology may be part of the solution
  • You need a future-proof technology strategy
  • You need a trusted partner with the right track record to give an independent view
  • You want a robust action plan based on an affordable cost model
  • You need a one-stop shop that can combine ICT and sector-specific skills into a multidisciplinary team
  • You need a partner that can handle all stages of a technology deployment from planning and business case development through to procurement, implementation and support

Meeting your needs

  • Development of ICT technology strategy and roll-out plans
  • Cost/benefit analysis of technology options
  • Business case development
  • Procurement and contract negotiation
  • Resilience and security
  • Policy and regulatory issues
  • Multidisciplinary expertise across a range of utilities
  • Designing and building networks

Who we work with

As well as the utility companies themselves, we work with other organisations that are involved in the utilities sector including: investors, regulators, telecoms network operators, equipment vendors and local and national governments. Our utility clients include: BPC (Botswana), EDF (UK), CREOS (Luxembourg), EDM (Mozambique), E.On (Sweden), Escom (Malawi), Eskom (South Africa), Gecol (Libya), Gridco (Ghana), Nampower (Namibia), Ofgem (UK) and Zesco (Zambia).

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