As part of government regulatory changes to introduce retail competition in water and waste water services across England established suppliers such as Anglian Water were in a race against time to establish separation of wholesale and retail services into separate organisations.
They were also required to separate, and transition, customers classed as household (domestic) and non-household (commercial) across their SAP enterprise system and all legacy systems.
This was a mammoth exercise involving the oversight and transition of over 30 workstreams to ensure data, systems, resources, processes, reporting and functionality supported market separation by market go live in April 2017.
Aspire365 were asked to support the programme assurance, management and delivery of the Smart Infrastructure and Operational Technology programme that is looking to make a step change in the use of new technologies such as Internet of Things, Real Time Modelling / Visualisation (e.g. Digital Twins), Reporting and Analytics (e.g. dashboards), Control and Automation (e.g. asset control local control via ‘edge computing’, centrally / via cloud using proactive monitoring / decision making).
Initial focus has been on developing an overarching OT Strategy and establishing requirements for an OT Platform through stakeholder engagement.