They have to manage millions of devices. They must have a software-based solution to enable them to do network management on this.

Heiko Hünnefeld, Chief Executive & Technical Director, Serima Consulting GmbH

Business Challenge

As Germany shifts its energy supply to more renewable sources, utility companies will need to establish grids of smart metering devices to better manage natural fluctuations in energy levels. They will also need an efficient way to monitor the operations of millions of these new devices. 


Serima created an efficient, centralized way to monitor smart grids at scale by deploying IBM Netcool Operations Insight software via a Broadband-Over-Powerline (BPL) network.

Solution Category

  • IBM Hybrid Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud Integration
  • Solution Components