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Accenture, a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, and Spain-based electric utility Endesa are working together under a multiyear business process outsourcing agreement to facilitate the utility's ongoing smart meter rollout.

Accenture says it is providing back-office support to Endesa's distribution unit as the utility expands its smart metering operations. The company is also helping Endesa integrate its smart meter infrastructure with its existing billing systems and business processes.

As required under Spanish regulations, Endesa is to install more than 13 million smart meters by 2018 based on Meters and More open technology, Accenture notes. The utility is planning to extend the smart meter program to its customers in Brazil, Colombia and Chile.

In addition, Accenture reports that it is collaborating with Meters and More - an international nonprofit association created by Endesa and its parent company, Italian utility Enel - to promote the deployment of smart meters and develop standards for pan-European and worldwide smart metering solutions.


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