Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Capgemini Expands North America Smart Grid Practice to Support Clients’ Growing Needs for Technology and Regulatory Guidance

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the appointment of eight new members to its North America Smart Grid practice. These individuals bring extensive industry knowledge and experience that will help Capgemini’s utility clients implement Smart Grid programs and address Smart Grid Interoperability and Security Standards, which have been driven by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), introduced in the United States by President Barack Obama earlier this year.

“We’re committed to supporting our clients’ energy and technology needs, and our expanded team of professionals are armed with the information and experience that will help our utility clients and their customers address regulatory policy and achieve greater energy efficiency and control by integrating their electrical grid with communication networks, smart devices and renewable generation,” said Gary Paul, vice president and Smart Grid practice leader, Capgemini.

These individuals join Capgemini’s well-established utility specialist team that has proven Smart Grid experience and collaborates with leading North American utilities to help them achieve their Smart Grid objectives.

Joining Capgemini’s North America Smart Grid team are:

Sean Donovan – Smart Grid Delivery Leader
Alon Gat – Smart Grid Delivery Leader
Jeff Havranek – Smart Grid Business Development and Sales Leader
Mike Keyes – Smart Grid Delivery Leader
Bill Kuder – Manager, Smart Grid/Smart Meter Business Architecture
Dave Mulder – Director, Green Grid Initiatives
Derrick Partridge – Smart Grid Senior Business Analyst
Christopher Warner – Smart Grid Security Specialist
Gary Paul continued, “Capgemini’s Smart Grid practice is dedicated to supporting the sector through thought leadership, participation in industry organizations and events, and a dedication to working with the top organizations to research and identify critical business issues that will impact the industry today and in the future.”

In the first half of 2009, Capgemini published the annual Platts/Capgemini Utilities Executive Study and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)-Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals (CAMPUT) Smart Grid and Renewable Energy opinion survey, which captures the latest regulatory perspectives on smart grid, renewable energy and AMI issues in North America. Capgemini is also sponsoring the upcoming GridWeek conference, September 21-24 in Washington, D.C., and the Platts Global Energy Awards, December 3 in New York City.

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