March 10th, 2022

New solutions for the world of Energy Communities: Sopra Steria and Henshin Group announce new partnership

Sopra Steria, European leader in consulting, digital services and software development, decided to integrate MOVENS technology into its new energy systems governance solution.

Sopra Steria, the European leader in consulting, digital services, and software development, has entered into a partnership with Henshin Group, tech company that launched MOVENS, the cutting-edge mobility open-source platform.

Sopra Steria decided to use MOVENS technology Sopra Steria decided to use MOVENS technology, integrating it into its new energy systems governance solution.  Sopra Steria will adopt MOVENS Eye, the Internet of Energy (IoE) cloud-based platform designed for easy integration with a large variety of batteries – both in stationary and on-board configuration – and related applications, capable of communicating with the energy management software platform developed by Sopra Steria and integrating into a smart grid. 

The IoE platform has been engineered in accordance with Open Standard Protocols for secure interoperability and vertical developments and is evolving according to the international standards set by MOBI (Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative). MOVENS Eye, hence, turns out to be a complete turnkey IoT solution using heuristic rules and AI models for asset monitoring and predictive maintenance, highly scalable and well-tailored to meet customers’ needs.

Today the Group Sopra Steria ranks among European leaders in digital transformation, offering a global response to the development and competitiveness challenges of large companies and organizations. The collaboration between Sopra Steria and Henshin Group stems from the sharing of an innovative and strategic vision for the implementation of solutions to support the new challenges arising from the energy transition, while maintaining the customer-centricity and the constant search for excellence in innovation.

The partnership will initially operate in Italy and India to extend to the European and Asian markets.

A strong impetus to the energy transition is given by the measures taken by the EU to combat global warming and climate change, setting targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels to reach "carbon neutrality" by 2050, thus making Europe the first continent in the world with zero climate impact.

“The challenges raised by the energy transition and the significant development of renewable energies require the evolution and digitalization of networks and the provision of new services for consumers. In this framework, we are committed with one of the highest specializations in the world of energy on a global scale, to develop solutions supporting new energy management needs that can facilitate the development and management of renewable energy communities and self-consumption”, stated Roberto Balzerani – Head of Public Administration, Energy and Telco Division at Sopra Steria, “we can enable our clients to adopt innovative and reliable solutions for the transformation and modernization of their businesses, thus supporting them in the process of unlocking their full potential”.

The platform developed by Sopra Steria and Henshin Group provides an effective solution for the management of renewable energy communities and groups of self-consumers consisting of citizens, institutions and companies, supplying the necessary tools that allow better use of energy, monitoring and optimization of sharing within the community for the maximization of savings and incentives, while enabling elements of flexibility of the smart grid.

This strategic partnership will enable client companies to provide high performance services and customized solutions aimed at improving business agility, anticipating future needs and ensuring better performance in an increasingly sustainable perspective.

“MOVENS continues to evolve in the global smart city market as the leading mobility platform able to accelerate the tech convergence between Mobility and Energy. It has been designed to be the multi-service access platform covering both mobility and energy sector”, said Alessandro Arciero, Chief Technology Officer at Henshin Group, “Mobility is the most intensive technology in the ecosystem of a smart city and together with Energy they constitute two pivotal dimensions boosting the transition towards a circular economy and opening up new business opportunities. We look forward to clients benefiting from the partnership between Sopra Steria and MOVENS to unlock and unleash the huge potential within the field of Internet of Energy with disruptive solutions across Industries”.

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ABOUT Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services, and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients. With 46,000 employees in 25 countries, the Group generated revenue of €4.3 billion in 2020.

Sopra Steria, acknowledged as the European technology leader in consulting, digital services, and software development, supports its clients in their digital transformation journey with tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions that make companies and organizations more competitive, combining in-depth knowledge of different markets and the most innovative technologies in a collaborative dimension. Sopra Steria places people at the center of all its activities and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients. With 47,000 employees in 30 countries, the Group generated revenues of € 4.7 billion in 2021. With around 1,000 resources and 2021 revenues of € 84.2M, Sopra Steria operates in the Italian market through its offices in Assago (MI), Rome, Collecchio (PR), Padua, Ariano Irpino (AV), Asti and Pozzuoli. Sopra Steria. The world is how we shape it.

Sopra Steria Group (SOP) is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A) - ISIN: FR0000050809

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MOVENS is the open source mobility meta-platform which is evolving to be the IoT Hub in the Smart City and setting a new standard in the Tech Mobility Market.  

The high-level abstraction architecture enables integration of all layers involved in the Smart City ecosystem – physical devices, connectivity, services – and implementation of a cutting-edge technology for each layer.

The microservices architecture of MOVENS enables both agile integration of platforms provided by global players and the analysis of large amounts of real-time data based on AI Technologies to deliver actionable business insights.

The goal is a complete integration of all kind of entities involved in a Smart City project to increase user-centric services, strengthen the societal values centered around people and contribute to a more sustainable mobility society.