Manufacturers and energy distributors have to process an energy which has became rarer and more and more expensive, while adjusting to a growing demand from consumers (quality of service, availability). In the field of infrastructures, efficiency concerning resources alone is no longer enough as new challenges have appeared (operational processes adjustment, customer management).

In order to succeed in those reconfigurations, monitoring and information systems must be smarter and more agile by integrating simulation fuctions, e-monitoring and decision support.