C-ARM processes market meter data for all seven Dutch distribution grid operators

On November 3, the professional jury of the 2021 Computable Awards and the public chose the C-ARM program as the winner in the Large Business ICT Project category. Computable is the independent source of information for ICT news, products and services in the Netherlands.

Richard Lohuis, Chairman of the C-ARM (Central Allocation, Reconciliation and Metering Data) Program Committee:

"We are extremely proud of this award. We see it as recognition for the intensive and close cooperation between all distribution grid operators, EDSN and CGI within this program. It's a great reward for everyone who has contributed to the successful implementation and we thank the jury and the public for this recognition and appreciation.”

Praise from the jury

The distribution grid operators (Enexis, Stedin, Liander, Westland Infra, Enduris, Rendo and Coteq), EDSN—as the central facilitating and managing organization—and CGI, as the technology partner, worked together intensively, constructively and on a large scale to achieve a real masterpiece. The professional jury scored the C-ARM program very highly on the aspect of complexity. They also scored it highly in the categories of added value for the organization, society, and innovation. 

The jury praised the program’s collaborative nature: "All seven grid operators have shown courage by subordinating self-interest to the greater good. This method of cooperation should serve as an example for more organizations.” 

About the C-ARM program

The C-ARM program allows all Dutch distribution grid operators to work centrally in a single, uniform manner, eliminating the need to implement changes in seven different systems. 

Grid operators use C-ARM for the administrative allocation and processing of electricity and gas consumption. Its unprecedented level of intensive, large-scale and constructive collaboration represents a blueprint for a new way of working.

C-ARM takes an important step toward enabling a free energy market and greater sustainability. The solution shapes the Netherlands’ energy future and forms a vital national infrastructure affecting all residents. 

Read more about C-ARM in our case study.