Creating a Smart Grid involves modernizing not just utility systems and power grids, but also many other parts of a city’s infrastructure, including mobility and rail, building energy consumption, integrating renewable energy resources and improved industrial energy productivity. As one of the largest energy users, industrial consumers have the most to gain from adding power consumption transparency to their operations. In addition to the benefit of knowing the optimal time of day to run equipment for cost savings, adding complex monitoring to expensive equipment allows for proactive instead of reactive maintenance. Energy prices can quickly rise, adversely affecting business and profit margins. Siemens offers the resources, expertise and technology to drive energy consumption down while improving productivity.