The “Energy IoT and Smart City Technology Alliance” consists of Envision Energy, Microsoft, Accenture and others, with more pioneers and innovators are expected to join later.
[quote] The alliance is reported to have been initiated by Envision Energy which offers an IoT platform that through real-time computing and data analysis, provides intelligent control for how, where and when devices produce, store and use energy.Orchestrating all types of energy infrastructure, EnOSTM connects renewable energy generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, smart grids, smart meters and appliances, and other breakthrough technologies.
According to a press release issued by the Shanghai-headquartered company, each alliance partner brings unique expertise to compliment and empower this partnership:
Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform provides secure and flexible data storage and computing; and Accenture’s Enterprise Service expertise ensures a seamless application integration process. Envision also intends to use ARM mbed to collect intelligence from physical assets to EnOS™ so as to transform utility sector applications.
Defining the new energy paradigm
“The old energy paradigm is breaking down and will be replaced by a new era of energy. Envision Energy is leading a global energy technology revolution in an open and collaborative way. The purpose of this alliance is to accelerate the digital transition and solve challenges through great team work. Together we are dedicated to
making the new era of beautiful energy a near-term reality,” said Envision founder and CEO Lei Zhang.
Alan Crozier, corporate vice president, chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China Region, said, “The powerful combination of Microsoft’s Cloud and Envision’s IoT platform will help millions of enterprises and consumers in hundreds of cities across the world to embrace digital transformation, creating a new benchmark for the entire energy industry.”
Going forward, the Energy IoT and Smart City Technology Alliance will focus on enhancing technological and network exchanges and beneficial business practices among its member companies. Those efforts are expected to result in an increase in R&D spending in the US and global as well as the industry standardization that will bolster transformation of the energy industry.
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