Depsys, a technology company focussed on modernising electricity grid through digitalisation, has been awarded five new contracts in the past month, as utilities accelerate their transformation plans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and with an eye on upcoming green recovery initiatives. The recent contracts, which span customers in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia, show despite significant short-term disruption, that utilities are still focussed on the need for a smart grid transformation.
Anja Langer Jacquin, chief commercial officer at depsys, comments, “Utilities around the world have seen how digitalised operations increase resilience and speed up recovery at times of crisis, and underlined their determination to drive the energy transition forward. Here in Europe, the EU Commission has made a green recovery from the pandemic an explicit goal, and utilities will be central to making that happen.”
Depsys’ remote and real-time access to grid performance information enables DSOs to optimise their operations and manage critical energy infrastructure remotely, minimising risk to staff and operations in respect to social distancing measures during recovery from the pandemic, while integrating more unpredictable and decentralised renewable energy resources thanks to greater insight and visibility.
Langer Jacquin continues, “More than ever, utilities need to make wise, informed decisions – and that can only mean investing in data.”