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Accenture Acquires Bridge Energy Group

Accenture has acquired Bridge Energy Group, a Boston-based consulting and systems integration firm that provides grid modernization, analytics and security services to utilities in North America.

Bridge serves North American electric utilities. Its experience and strong relationships with transmission and distribution leaders, managers and subject matter experts bolsters Accenture’s portfolio of end-to-end services for electric transmission and distribution service providers.

“We are excited to welcome Bridge to Accenture. Together, we can better help utilities drive transformation by creating new efficiencies for assets and operations. Furthermore, we will help them uncover new revenue streams,” said Stephanie Jamison, a managing director at Accenture. “Similar to our 2015 acquisition of the Structure Group, Bridge will help us meet growing demand from our utilities clients for evaluating and applying new and emerging technologies, including advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, the cloud and blockchain, to develop the grid of the future.”

Utilities require new services and innovative thinking to better manage industry pressures, including new regulations, an aging workforce, extreme weather events and the proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) such as solar, wind power, storage and electric vehicles.

Bridge excels in helping clients develop, deploy and operate solutions for these challenges. These also include real-time operations, DER management, transmission renewables integration, grid analytics, and grid security compliance.

Bridge goes Accenture

“Joining forces with Accenture will provide the scale, career training, ecosystem and other strengths that will further enable our employees to leverage their strong industry skills to achieve even greater success in serving clients and advancing their careers,” said Hugo van Nispen, Bridge’s CEO. “It’s very exciting to jointly tackle our clients’ most complex challenges through innovation, especially for grid modernization, reliability and resiliency. I also look forward to our clients benefiting from Accenture’s deep industry and technology expertise and its end-to-end innovation capabilities.”

Bridge’s employees have joined the utilities practice of Accenture’s Resources operating group.

Founded in 2004, Bridge has received multiple notable awards and recognition for its accomplishments in the industry; including six-times on Inc. magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list of the fastest-growing American companies in 2010-2014 and 2016.

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