New UK energy consultancy hopes to streamline industry decarbonisation

Capula’s new ‘wrap-around’ proposition brings together business, digital and technical expertise in a bid to fast-track planning, delivery and roll out of information and operational technologies. 

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Led by Neil White, a software engineer and business manager with more than 20 years experience working in energy sectors, the full team will also include digitisation specialists, support by 320 automation control and IT engineers. 

The overall goal is to ensure that existing and emerging technologies can be used to improve the flexibility of the UK energy network, develop innovative products and services that can boost net zero progress. This includes harnessing the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

As a result, Capula’s clients will have access to large amounts of data, essentially providing a guide to where efficiencies can be made or increased within power, energy, and associated networks. According to Westminster’s own estimates, by 2050 advancements in this field could lead to savings of around £10billion annually, creating 24,000 jobs in the process. 

‘New digital technologies coupled with the adoption of cloud services deliver value, new ways of working and demand a different approach to planning and operating,’ said Simon Coombs, Managing Director at Capula. ‘Data is capital with valuable potential. But you can only derive benefit from it when it is brought together and speaking the same language. By helping the energy industry capture, integrate and analyse the vast pools of valuable and often unused operational data that already exists, we can help achieve greater visualisation, better management and more valuable insights.

‘That is where the convergence of OT and IT systems is essential. Our new consultancy leverages 50-years of know-how in operational technology and IT expertise to set a new gold standard in the delivery of OT/IT integration, underpinned by cybersecurity and aligned with sustainability goals,’ he continued. ‘We are building technology bridges between technology, data, people and processes to make digital happen, helping industry embrace interconnectivity to make the most of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and prepare for the Fifth.’

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