Nuremberg and Paris: Siemens and Atos are to collaborate on developing innovative approaches in the energy market. The move follows a strategic partnership formed in July 2011.
Both firms will invest in the development of an integrated solution to optimize power generation and reduce cost and risk.
The software will be based on the Siemens generation planning tool jROS (Joint Resource Optimization and Scheduler) and the Atos package PTRS (Power Trading and Retail System) for power trading and risk management.
"The cooperation with Atos puts us in a position to offer our customers an IT solution that covers their entire value chain. At the same time, a single source of supply reduces the project risk significantly when introducing or exchanging tools of this type," said Jan Mrosik, CEO of the Smart Grid division in Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector.
"Our customers will gain considerable advantages from this expanded collaboration with Siemens in the domain of energy. By offering this solution our customers benefit from the combination of strengths of two experts in the energy sector. We believe we are meeting our customer's strictest demands and are helping them to expand in this growing market segment", said Jérôme De Parscau du Plessix, CEO at Atos Worldgrid.
Energy-efficient, eco-friendly solutions for setting up intelligent power supply networks (Smart Grids) are part of Siemens' Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2011, revenue from the portfolio totalled nearly EUR30 billion, making Siemens one of the world's largest suppliers of eco-friendly technologies. In the same period, the company's products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by nearly 320 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
Similarly, Atos is working in partnership with clients to create more sustainable business operations under the umbrella of the Firm of the Future. Its Ambition Carbon Free approach supports clients in their actions to reduce their footprint and create a more sustainable IT infrastructure. In addition, Atos offsets the carbon emissions of its data-centers in order to propose IT carbon neutral services to its clients.