Japanese energy company creates new data analytics unit.
Chuba Electric Power Group’s Tsunagu Community Analytics will support a group-wide operations overhaul and creation of new services. Tsunagu was established to provide Chubu Electric with advanced data analytics capabilities as part of its goal of enhancing the operations of its various companies and creating services that help solve social issues in the Chubu region.
Accenture will provide Tsunagu with its expertise in digital technologies, including data analytics, enabling Tsunagu to provide Chubu Electric’s management with data-fuelled insights that give the company better visibility into its day-to-day operations. Accenture will also provide Tsunagu’s employees with training to develop the skills needed to drive Chubu Electric’s digital transformation.
In addition, Accenture will help Tsunagu form an ecosystem with other organizations — including local governments, educational institutions, and various infrastructure service providers in and around Japan’s central Chubu region — to promote data collaboration to improve the experiences of Chubu Electric’s energy customers. This effort is part of Chubu Electric’s commitment to playing a central role in supporting the region’s digital transformation.
“The Chubu Electric Power Group aims to provide new value to its customers by ‘connecting people to people and people to society’ — as we say in our slogan — through the power of data analytics,” said Hidetomo Noda, executive officer, deputy director-general of Business Development Division at Chubu Electric Power and president at Tsunagu Community Analytics.
Tsunagu Community Analytics uses data to improve the quality of life for individuals and develops new businesses that connect multiple social infrastructures. In collaboration with Accenture, we will accelerate our efforts to identify new business needs and solve social issues in Chubu as a comprehensive energy group that supports safe, secure, and affluent lifestyles, fully utilizing Accenture’s extensive digital capabilities.
Masafumi Takei, a managing director in Accenture’s Resources practice in Japan, said, “In addition to helping transform the Chubu Electric Power Group’s operations with data-fuelled insights, Tsunagu Community Analytics will also help Chubu Electric advance its goal of driving the adoption of digital capabilities in the community to develop a sustainable society. This effort fits very well with Accenture’s delivery on the promise of technology and human ingenuity, helping clients create value that benefits all stakeholders.”
Tsunagu Community Analytics began formal operations on April 1 and is 70 per cent owned by Chubu Electric Power, 20 per cent by Chuden CTI, 5 per cent by Chubu Electric Power Grid, and 5 per cent by Chubu Electric Power Miraiz.