Groupe E is the number one electricity producer and distributor in the French part of Switzerland. With the goal of helping customers to save energy, Groupe E has developed a user-friendly portal to visualize historical energy consumption and current consumption in real time. The portal is based on the Smart Metering infrastructure where the PI System is integrated as an enterprise bus in an SOA architecture. In addition to electrical-load profile storage, the PI System offers elegant solutions to key functionalities of the portal, such as consumption comparison and real time smart meter reading, with sampling at intervals of one second. This presentation discusses the business and IT challenges encountered in this project, the chosen technology and the implemented solutions.
Geneviève Fritchley is IT Project Manager and business analyst at Groupe E, focusing on understanding business issues to find and implement the appropriate IT solution. She has more than twenty years of experience in IT project management, ten years with SAP ERP and six years in the Utilities sector. Recent achievements include successful implementation of the Energy Data Management solution, e-vision portal and smart metering pilot infrastructure at Groupe E.