Atos, Siemens and Morocco’s National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (Office National de l'Électricité et de l'Eau potable, ONEE) have announced their collaboration on a large project for the smart management of the local power grid (“smart grid”). Atos and Siemens are working on deploying a smart energy metering platform that will allow ONEE to efficiently process the data collected by more than 100,000 smart meters that will be installed across the country, thus optimizing energy consumption and management of the national grid while meeting Morocco's growing energy needs.

ONEE, which has been supporting Morocco's energy transition since 2012, needed a scalable grid operating system as the deployment of smart meters is changing the operational and business models of public utilities.

The project is part of the country’s Energy Efficiency program and encompasses the implementation of Siemens’ EnergyIP® meter data management platform, which enables the automated use of the collected data, raises awareness about energy consumption among end users and generates a more secure revenue stream. Atos experts will be responsible for IT infrastructure and security tasks and will ensure the consistency of all technical solutions. They will also oversee the contract management and local services and will support the change management process.

This sophisticated new energy management system has the necessary functionality to meet the needs of an ever-changing grid and supports the national digital transformation agenda. For Atos and Siemens, this is the biggest joint smart grid project in Africa. This project reflects the strategies of both partners who are committed to supporting their clients' environmental and decarbonization approaches.

“We are pleased to support ONEE in its great digital transformation efforts, in collaboration with our strategic partner Siemens. With more than 40 years of experience in the energy sector and an unwavering commitment to the decarbonization of our clients’ activities, Atos is ready to fully leverage the expertise of its NetZero Transformation Competence center to support the Moroccan energy grid transition for the benefit of the country’s citizens. We are proud to make the power grid ever smarter, and to help Morocco optimize its energy consumption,” said Giuseppe di Franco, head of resources & services at Atos.

“Our EnergyIP solution, which we are implementing together with our strategic partner Atos, will help ONEE fully leverage the electricity consumption data and optimize the overall management of the grid. Our technology will support the digital transformation of ONEE and will serve as a foundation for future technological evolutions. We are proud to be a part of this change to bring more intelligence to the power grid in Morocco and support the country on its way to a more sustainable, low-carbon energy future,” added Sabine Erlinghagen, CEO Digital Grid at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.