Atos and Siemens have announced an agreement to collaborate with Morocco’s National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) on an ambitious project for the smart management of the local power grid.
Atos and Siemens are working on deploying a smart energy metering platform that will allow ONEE to efficiently process the data collected by more than 100 000 smart meters that will be installed across the country, thus optimising energy consumption and management of the national grid while meeting Morocco's growing energy needs.
ONEE, which has been supporting Morocco's energy transition since 2012, needed a scalable grid operating system, as the deployment of smart meters is changing the operational and business models of public utilities.
The project is part of the country’s Energy Efficiency program and encompasses the implementation of Siemens’ EnergyIP meter data management platform, which is designed to enable the automated use of the collected data, raise awareness about energy consumption among end users and generate a more secure revenue stream. Atos will be responsible for IT infrastructure and security tasks and will ensure the consistency of all technical solutions. They will also oversee the contract management and local services and will support the change management process.
For Atos and Siemens, this is their biggest joint smart grid project in Africa.