Madrid, Spain — (METERING.COM) — November 18, 2010 – Telvent and Microsoft have announced a collaboration on smart grid solutions leveraging key aspects of their respective technologies.
This collaboration will allow Telvent greater access to Microsoft technology and resources to address the most issues such as performance metrics, response times and security. Telvent will also incorporate more of Microsoft’s Smart Energy Reference Architecture (SERA) and cloud computing platform.
Utilities should benefit from reduced IT costs, easier to implement upgrades and more convenient monthly software fees rather than large, capital intensive IT projects. Telvent is a Gold Certified Partner of Microsoft and already utilizes the Microsoft platform.
“Telvent’s real time utility IT expertise and Microsoft’s enterprise IT expertise are leading the industry by providing the latest innovative solutions for organizations around the world,” according to Telvent’s CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez. “Telvent is both honored and pleased to work with Microsoft to develop advanced solutions for the power industry. This collaboration will benefit the energy industry by helping to meet the world’s evolving energy demands.”
“Utility industry solutions from Microsoft and its partners such as Telvent are based on the world’s most cost effective, functionally rich IT platform that helps create a more secure computing experience,” said Jon Arnold, managing director, Worldwide Power & Utilities Industry, Microsoft. “Our partners also can use the Microsoft SERA as the basis for the development of smarter grids and the ‘integrated utility of the future’ because it addresses technology integration throughout the full scope of the smart energy ecosystem.”