Infrastructure development

Rethink infrastructure planning for value creation

Advances in technology are enabling modern infrastructures which are the basis for economic, social, and environmental value creation. Utility infrastructure has long investment cycles and intrinsically faces the risk of stranded assets. Energy Business Advisory from Siemens guides you in creating sustainable and value-oriented infrastructure. We provide thought-leadership rethinking infrastructure development with a focus on value creation. This will serve both business and society.

Thrive in change – leverage digitalization, seize new opportunities

Traditional infrastructure planning takes into account decades of technology lifecycles and the standard utility consumption profiles of consumers. The twenty-first century legacy is facing the second investment cycle. Trends like digitalization and the massive introduction of distributed energy resources are disrupting standard lifecycles and consumption patterns. Investment must be made. This offers an unprecedented opportunity to leverage and adapt your utility infrastructure to future business strategies , cost structures, and monetization models.

Unlocking tomorrow

Infrastructure strategies and community energy planning – laying the foundation for prosperity

Technological advances like decentralized energy resources and digitalization allow energy infrastructure to regain their driving role in creating economic, social, and environmental value. Therefore, it’s time for utilities to get back to their roots and drive the infrastructure necessary to enable increased prosperity in their communities. Community energy plans (CEP) should translate a community’s vision and strategy into actionable energy programs.

We believe that a successful CEP and infrastructure strategy demands a strong alignment among the utilities providing infrastructure services and  other participants who consume these services. This way it’s possible to create value in this "energy ecosystem". Our strategic advice for integrated strategies enables value-oriented infrastructure planning and development in a community context. We also translate community objectives into the required utility transformation. At Siemens we offer business ecosystem modeling as well as scenario and business case development.

Concepts for electromobility infrastructure development

The growing number of electric vehicles and political initiatives are driving the demand for fast charging infrastructures. In order to establish a solid business case and strategy, market players - such as gas stations and other charging infrastructure operators, fleets and companies which offer workplace charging - now need to evaluate their role and business potential in the electromobility field.

Siemens provides expert support in deriving a pinpoint strategy for a sustainable and efficient electromobility charging infrastructure. In customer workshops we perform a detailed evaluation of the respective market and regulatory framework and derive a suitable business model. We deliver a scalable implementation plan which includes specifications for hardware, software and operational requirements as well as the definition of the required core and sub-processes for EV charging, such as accounting or reporting.

Find more information about our services in the following datasheets: 

Concepts for gas stations and charging infrastructure operators

Concepts for fleets and workplace charging 

In addition, our experts offer electromobility training courses. In these courses participants gain an overview of latest trends and business opportunities in the market and learn which aspects need to be considered to ensure a successful market entry. Visit the Siemens Power Academy homepage for more detailed information.   

loT strategies – driving the digital revolution

Challenges that are transforming our world:

  • Digitalization: By 2020, the digital universe will reach 44 zettabytes – a tenfold increase from 2013.1
  • Demographic change: The earth’s population will increase from 7.3 billion2 people today to 9.7 billion2 in 2050. Average life expectancy will then be 83 years.2
  • Urbanization: By 2050, 70 percent of the world's population will live in cities
    (today it’s 54 percent).3
  • Globalization: The volume of world trade nearly doubled between 2005 and 2014.5

We support your understanding in  how IoT can augment your business processes, and innovate your business models.   

Sources:

  1. IDC, The Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and the Increasing Value of the Internet of Things, April 2014
  2. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2015).
    World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision, Key Findings and Advance Tables.
    Working Paper No. ESA/P/WP.241
  3. United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects. The 2014 Revision, New York, published 2015
  4. SCRIPPS INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY, “The Keeling Curve”, July 30th, 2016
  5. UNCTAD Statistics, Values and shares of merchandise exports and imports from 1948 to 2014, November 10, 2015
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Infrastructure development in practice

Discover how other cities, communities, and utilities worldwide are already using modern technologies to drive  economic, social, and environmental value for a sustainable future.  

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