This collaboration is aimed at developing a new and innovative system that will lay important foundations for future business decisions and individual service offerings for E.ON customers and for the further development of business models. Yet the scalable service-oriented architecture works exclusively with standard components and also supports third party integration.
"Real-time data evaluation in a smart grid is growing increasingly important for energy enterprises due mainly to the rising use of renewable energy," said Martin Hauske, Head of the Energy Business at IBM Germany. "Continued focus on data analysis and process optimization will lead to more growth and greater efficiency in the industry."
About E.ON Munich-based E.ON Metering is a provider of products and solutions in the field of Smart Metering, Smart Grid, Smart Home and Demand Side Management. The company's portfolio covers all relevant aspects concerning Smart Metering -- from consultation, providing and operating the devices to an individual real-time energy management. E.ON Metering is part of the E.ON Group, one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies. At facilities across Europe, Russia, and North America, more than 72,000 employees generated approximately EUR132 billion in sales in 2012. In addition, there are businesses in Brazil and Turkey, managed jointly with partners. E.ON's diversified business consists of renewables, conventional and decentralized power generation with almost 68 GW of generation capacity, natural gas, energy trading, retail and distribution. The Group supplies around 26 million customers with energy.
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