CMG Enables The Smarter Utility.
At CMG, we believe that The Smarter Utility is a new 21st century megatrend that reveals why and how the total digitalization of utilities will deliver a complete new Smart World with virtually unlimited possibilities.
The Smarter Utility is a non-stop, on-demand, re-design journey of the business models, business processes, technologies, organizational structures, and applied human capital to seamlessly blend existing and new stand-alone silo trends such as, Mass Customization, Open Sourcing, Crowdsourcing, eCommerce, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Mobility, mCommerce, Social Media, Lean Manufacturing, Vehicle Electrification, Distributed Generation, Energy Storage, 3D Printing, Drones, and Internet of Things into a more profitable, faster growing, plentiful, and more customer driven utility reality.
The Smarter Utility delivers successes by committing to pervasive performance management, which helps streamline management processes by creating a smart, agile and aligned utility. The Smarter Utility enables the close monitoring of performance, flexible integrated planning, and re-establishes or enhances trust with stakeholders. At the same time, The Smarter Utility drives insight in divestments and investments, and offers techniques that help in rethinking strategies and managing innovation as a competitive advantage.
How does The Smarter Utility maintain a long-term leadership position, as well as manage today’s operations?
By understanding its core businesses, taking action to protect and nurture them, retaining the best talent during tough times and constantly managing innovation. These are not only strategies for survival, but also almost always the very foundation of consistent, sustainable, and continued growth. Utilities will need to look outside themselves and their traditional partners to find new business models, skill sets and capabilities in order to develop The Smarter Utility.
Key Utility services by CMG include assessment, planning, architecting and design of the following: Corporate Strategy, Business Models, Business Cases, IT Strategy, OT Strategy, IT/OT Management, Technology Governance, Technology Assessment, Technology Architecture, RoadMap Development, and Innovation Management.
CMG has great Utility expertise in the following technologies and market segments: Smart Cities, Smart Energy, Smart Grid and Microgrids, Smart Water and Smart Pipes, Smart Gas and Smart Pipes, Smart Metering and Smart Devices, Smart Buildings and Smart Homes, Energy Storage, Distributed Generation (Gas CHP, Solar, Wind and Fuel Cells), Smart Transportation, Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure, Energy Management Systems, Network Management Systems, Enterprise Software and Embedded Software, Telecom Networks, and Internet of Things.
Best Selling CMG Utility Services:
Strategy and Scenario Planning (SSP) Framework — The SSP Framework is a powerful methodology particularly useful in developing enterprise strategies to navigate extreme events like smart energy transformations. The process for this framework includes the selection of decisions needed, assumptions, drivers, brainstorming, solution seeking, blending, and mapping to decision-making.
Business Optimization and Transformation (BOT) Framework – The BOT Framework delivers a proven step-by-step methodology to optimize and/or transform existing utility business processes to achieve superior customer satisfaction, operational productivity and profitability.
Smart Grid Roadmap (SGR) Framework — The SGR Framework offers to utilities a world-class methodology for the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps for all stages of lifecycle management including pre-implementation, during implementation, and post implementation.
Regulatory Design (RD) Framework — The RD Framework delivers a proven process with use cases, business models, business cases and regulatory filings needed to enable the regulatory transformation that leverages technology and allows for the modernization of energy distribution & data systems to benefit businesses & consumers.
Smart Grid Governance (SGG) Framework – The SGG Framework helps utilities create and deliver a clear technology governance and alignment process to support the required transformation from selecting and deploying a smart grid roadmap successfully. Without universal buy-in and a common perspective throughout the enterprise, no transformation will take place.
Smart Buildings (SB) Framework – The Smart Buildings Framework (inclusive of BAS and BIoT) provides a clear roadmap for building owners and technology buyers to the best practices, use cases, benefits, technologies, standards and vendor offerings (e.g. edge devices, sensors, gateways, networks, control platforms, analytics tools, portals and applications) in the market place.
Big Data (BD) Framework – The Big Data Framework shares great detail of the key use cases in Smart Grid, Energy Generation, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Smart Water, and Customer Experience Solutions plus the best practices around data ingestion, automation, analysis, workflow and action.
Blockchain Energy (BE) Framework. The Blockchain Energy Framework delivers the answers to use cases, technologies, vendors, business models, business cases, policy regulations and models, and best practices for Trasactive Energy Solutions, Peer-To-Peer Energy Solutions, Community Energy Solutions, Mobility Energy Solutions, and others. CMG Blockchain Energy Framework leverages CMG Virtual Power Plant Framework, CMG Distributed Energy & Microgrid Framework, and CMG Smart Grid Roadmap Framework.
Internet of Things (IoT) Framework – The Internet of Things Framework brings a proven roadmap model to commercial and industrial users of the best practices, use cases, benefits, technologies, standards and vendor offerings in the market place with focus on Government, Energy, Water, Transportation, Healthcare, Education, and Buildings.
Cloud Computing (CC) Framework – The CMG Cloud focus is on the roadmap of transformation from Packaged Software to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Software-as-a-Service plus the best practices and business models around the use and deployment of virtualization, private clouds, hybrid clouds, and IT-as-a-Service.
Distributed Energy and Microgrid (DEM) Planning Framework – The DEM Framework covers the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps to build grid independent or grid black star solutions.
Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Planning Framework – The VPP Planning Framework covers the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps to build integrated distributed edge resources and smart appliances into a utility grid.
Smart Cyber Security & Compliance (SCSC) Framework – The SCSC delivers a proven step-by-step methodology to understand, identify, and mitigate cyber security risks by leveraging best practices and industry specific guidance to achieve optimal protection and regulatory compliance, where Enterprise resources for core activities that generate productivity and profitability.
Distribution Management System Lifecycle Management Framework (DMSLM) — The DMSLM Framework covers the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps for all stages of lifecycle management including pre-implementation, during implementation, and post implementation. The DMSLMF provides key focus to functionality, data model, data quality, architecture, integration, phasing, testing, project management, and change management.
The CMG Team has deep historical expertise or recently worked with some of the following utilities:
| AEP | APS | Austin Energy | Centerpoint Energy | ComEd | DEWA | Enerjisa | JEA | LADWP | LIPA | National Grid | Oncor | PECO | PG&E | San Diego Gas & Electric | Seattle City Light | Southern California Edison | Xcel Energy |
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