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CMG Enables The Smarter Utility.

At CMG, we believe that The Smarter Utility is a new 21st century megatrend that reveals why and how the total digitalization of utilities will deliver a complete new Smart World with virtually unlimited possibilities.

The Smarter Utility is a non-stop, on-demand, re-design journey of the business models, business processes, technologies, organizational structures, and applied human capital to seamlessly blend existing and new stand-alone silo trends such as, Mass Customization, Open Sourcing, Crowdsourcing, eCommerce, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Mobility, mCommerce, Social Media, Lean Manufacturing, Vehicle Electrification, Distributed Generation, Energy Storage, 3D Printing, Drones, and Internet of Things into a more profitable, faster growing, plentiful, and more customer driven utility reality.

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The Smarter Utility delivers successes by committing to pervasive performance management, which helps streamline management processes by creating a smart, agile and aligned utility. The Smarter Utility enables the close monitoring of performance, flexible integrated planning, and re-establishes or enhances trust with stakeholders. At the same time, The Smarter Utility drives insight in divestments and investments, and offers techniques that help in rethinking strategies and managing innovation as a competitive advantage.

How does The Smarter Utility maintain a long-term leadership position, as well as manage today’s operations?

By understanding its core businesses, taking action to protect and nurture them, retaining the best talent during tough times and constantly managing innovation.  These are not only strategies for survival, but also almost always the very foundation of consistent, sustainable, and continued growth. Utilities will need to look outside themselves and their traditional partners to find new business models, skill sets and capabilities in order to develop The Smarter Utility.


Smart Utilities Maturity Index:

CMG Introduced its Smart Utility Maturity Index for Electric, Water and Gas Utilities to help customers map out their digital transformation journey. This maturity index ranking helps utilities understand their current level of of evolution and sophistication on a scale of 1 to 10. The Maturity index covers all smart technologies (e.g. smart grid, smart pipes, sensors, AMI, smart metes, etc), their deployment and transformation impact on the businesses. For More Info please contact CMG at info@512cmg.com or call 888-445-5486.


Key Utility services by CMG include assessment, planning, architecting and design of the following:

Corporate Strategy, Branding & Marketing Strategy, White Papers, Reports, Assessments, Gap Analysis, Benchmarking, Designs, Architectures, Roadmaps, Use Cases, Business Models, Business Cases, Marketing Programs, Market Development, Channel Development, Go-to-Market Plans, IT/OT Management, IT Strategy, OT Strategy, Product Innovation, Project Management, Funding Strategy, and M&A Strategy.

CMG has great Utility expertise in the following technologies and market segments:

Smart Cities, Smart Energy, Smart Grid and Microgrids, Smart Water and Smart Pipes, Smart Gas and Smart Pipes, Smart Metering and Smart Devices, Smart Buildings and Smart Homes, Energy Storage, Distributed Generation (Gas CHP, Solar, Wind and Fuel Cells), Smart Transportation, Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure, Energy Management Systems, Network Management Systems, Enterprise Software and Embedded Software, Telecom Networks, and Internet of Things.


Best Selling CMG Utility Services:

Strategy and Scenario Planning (SSP) Framework — The SSP Framework is a powerful methodology particularly useful in developing enterprise strategies to navigate extreme events like smart energy transformations. The process for this framework includes the selection of decisions needed, assumptions, drivers, brainstorming, solution seeking, blending, and mapping to decision-making.

Business Optimization and Transformation (BOT) Framework – The BOT Framework delivers a proven step-by-step methodology to optimize and/or transform existing utility business processes to achieve superior customer satisfaction, operational productivity and profitability.

Change Management Planning (CMP) Framework. – The CMP Framework delivers the answers to generating value in a world where technology evolves at a faster pace than ever before by empowering and enabling a change in behavior by key stakeholders to create learning organizations.  The CMG change management planning framework outlines the best practices and steps required to facilitate these changes and ensure long term success.

Smart Grid Roadmap (SGR) Framework — The SGR Framework offers to utilities a world-class methodology for the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps for all stages of lifecycle management including pre-implementation, during implementation, and post implementation.

Regulatory Design (RD) Framework — The RD Framework delivers a proven process with use cases, business models, business cases and regulatory filings needed to enable the regulatory transformation that leverages technology and allows for the modernization of energy distribution & data systems to benefit businesses & consumers.

Smart Grid Governance (SGG) Framework – The SGG Framework helps utilities create and deliver a clear technology governance and alignment process to support the required transformation from selecting and deploying a smart grid roadmap successfully. Without universal buy-in and a common perspective throughout the enterprise, no successful transformation will take place.

Smart Buildings (SB) Framework – The Smart Buildings Framework (inclusive of BAS and BIoT) provides a clear roadmap for building owners and technology buyers to the best practices, use cases, benefits, technologies, standards and vendor offerings (e.g. edge devices, sensors, gateways, networks, control platforms, analytics tools, portals and applications) in the market place.

Smart Factory (SF) Framework – The Smart Factory Framework puts into practice our manufacturing and Industry 4.0 expertise for enterprises and help define the use cases, benefits, technologies, standards and vendor offerings to digitize factories across many industries successfully.

Big Data (BD) Framework – The Big Data Framework shares great detail of the key use cases in Smart Grid, Energy Generation, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Smart Water, and Customer Experience Solutions plus the best practices around data ingestion, automation, analysis, workflow and action.

Blockchain Energy (BE) Framework. The Blockchain Energy Framework delivers the answers to use cases, technologies, vendors, business models, business cases, policy regulations and models, and best practices for Trasactive Energy Solutions, Peer-To-Peer Energy Solutions, Community Energy Solutions, Mobility Energy Solutions, and others. CMG Blockchain Energy Framework leverages CMG Virtual Power Plant Framework, CMG Distributed Energy & Microgrid Framework, and CMG Smart Grid Roadmap Framework.

Telecom and Internet of Things (TIoT) Framework – The Telecom and Internet of Things Framework brings a proven roadmap model to commercial and industrial users of the best practices, use cases, benefits, technologies, standards and vendor offerings in the market place with focus on Government, Energy, Water, Transportation, Healthcare, Education, and Buildings.

Cloud Computing (CC) Framework – The CMG Cloud focus is on the roadmap of transformation from Packaged Software to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Software-as-a-Service plus the best practices and business models around the use and deployment of virtualization, private clouds, hybrid clouds, and IT-as-a-Service.

Distributed Energy and Microgrid Planning (DEMP) Framework – The DEMP Framework covers the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps to build grid independent or grid black star solutions.

Virtual Power Plant Planning (V3P) Framework – The V3P Framework covers the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps to build integrated distributed edge resources and smart appliances into a utility grid.

Smart Cyber Security & Compliance (SCSC) Framework – The SCSC delivers a proven step-by-step methodology to understand, identify, and mitigate cyber security risks by leveraging best practices and industry specific guidance to achieve optimal protection and regulatory compliance, where Enterprise resources for core activities that generate productivity and profitability.

Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) Framework – The EPMO Framework delivers on the best practices and methods to handle from large-multiyear portfolio of projects to a simple set of transformational projects. The EPMO Framework takes on PMI, Lean, and many other world class resources.

Distribution Management System Lifecycle Management (DMSLM) Framework — The DMSLM Framework covers the assessment, benchmarking, design, architecture, and optimization steps for all stages of lifecycle management including pre-implementation, during implementation, and post implementation. The DMSLMF provides key focus to functionality, data model, data quality, architecture, integration, phasing, testing, project management, and change management.


The CMG Team has deep historical expertise or recently worked with some of the following utilities:

AEP, APS, Austin Energy, Brazos River Authority, Centerpoint Energy, DEWA, E.ON, Engie, Enerjisa, Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Heartland Generation, JEA, LADWP, Liberty Utilities, National Grid,  New Braunfels Utilities, Oncor, PG&E, San Diego Gas & Electric, Seattle City Light, Southern California Edison, Southern Company, Vistra Energy, Xcel Energy.


For more information or to connect with our team, please go to our contact page and fill out the form, or send an email to info@512cmg.com, or dial (888) 445-5486.

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Why CMG?

CMG has built a library of over 500 use cases and 20 frameworks. Each framework delivers the answers to use cases, technologies, vendors, business models, business cases, policy models, and best practices.

CMG’s Team has planned for and successfully deployed and managed over $10 billion+ of technology solutions within 5,000+ projects in the last 20 years.

CMG offers advisory services per month, 1-day workshops for each framework, 2-day workshops for each framework, and customer-defined consulting projects (e.g. virtual CEO, COO, CMO, CTO, Chief Strategy Officer, PMO, Vendor Management Office, and more).

The CMG advantage is world-class advise by former senior executives with 25 years plus of successful experience for 50% less than the Big Old Brands. CMG is Cheaper, Faster and Better!!!

CMG team has developed smart grid roadmaps for multiple utilities in the US, EU, Middle East and South America.

CMG team has developed multiple smart city roadmaps for several fast growing cities across the US and Brazil.

CMG has developed a large number of Go-To-Market and Commercialization Plans for Fortune 1000, medium and small companies.

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