Energy management company Landis+Gyr is seeing a growing demand among its utility clients to manage their advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) applications and IT platforms.
And the reasons for doing so are increasingly clear as regulatory pressure mounts and technology becomes more complex.
With a third-party operator managing an AMI deployment and daily operations, the utility takes less operational and technology risk and has more predictable costs allowing it to focus on being an energy service provider. As the daily operation and maintenance of the AMI infrastructure is managed by an expert focusing only on AMI in energy business, the utility has more time and focus in improving its core business through utilization of the data.
Aside from the benefits of “better tackling risk, cash flow and growth” as highlighted by Esa Eerola, a Senior Product Manager, Software Solutions and Services at Landis+Gyr, utilities also know they have the very latest technology deployed within their AMI infrastructure.
Eerola concedes that switching to a managed services model “is a big shift for utility companies that are more accustomed to buying individual solution components and managing all their processes in-house” but “outsourcing hardware, software or services competencies can bring major gains.”
Outsourcing hardware, software or services competencies can bring major gains to a utility. In this webinar, Landis+Gyr’s long term customer Helen Electricity Network will explain their experiences on buying AMI operations from an external partner as well as the gains and pains of managed services. The presentation will also answer the question about the managed service processes in practice.
Register for this webinar and you will learn:
- How AMI as a managed service works in practice
- The gains and pains of outsourcing AMI to a partner
- Key considerations for buying AMI as a managed service