Toronto, Canada, April 9, 2002 — Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Canada Inc. (CGE&Y) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) continue to innovate in the outsourcing of Information Technology (IT) services within the energy sector as Business Transformation Services Inc. (BTS), a wholly owned subsidiary of CGE&Y, purchases OPG’s 49 per cent share of New Horizon System Solutions LP (NHSS). The new agreement finalizes a nine-year, nearly $1bn service contract that continues to benefit all concerned.
NHSS is an IT services limited partnership created in February 2001 by BTS and OPG as a transitional joint venture to run OPG’s IT services. NHSS currently provides IT support to OPG and to Bruce Power.
“Following the acquisition [of OPG’s share], 545 highly skilled IT professionals and state-of-the-art system infrastructure will better serve new and existing clients of CGE&Y in the North American energy sector, ” said Eric Morgan, President and CEO of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Canada.
By negotiating a new service agreement with NHSS, OPG will be able to reduce costs while focusing on its core business of producing electricity.
“In finalizing this arrangement we expect to achieve cost efficiencies and service improvements, while gaining advanced technical services from a growth oriented, state-of-the-art company. It allows us to focus on our core business of generating and selling electricity in Ontario’s competitive market which is scheduled to open May 1,” said Graham Brown, COO of OPG.
This agreement has expedited the path for NHSS to move fully into the CGE&Y Operate and Outsourcing business. Combined with two other arrangements with Hydro One and Bruce Power, CGE&Y sets the stage to provide Infrastructure Management, Application Management and Business Process Management to energy companies throughout North America.
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is one of the largest management and IT consulting organizations in the world. The company offers management and IT consulting services, systems integration, and technology development, design and outsourcing capabilities on a global scale to help businesses continue to implement growth strategies and leverage technology in the new economy. The organisation employs more than 56,500 people worldwide and reports 2001 global revenues of about 8.4 billion euros.
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Ontario Power Generation is an Ontario based company, whose principal business is the generation and sale of electricity to customers in Ontario and to interconnected markets. OPG’s goal is to be a premier North American energy company, while operating in a safe, open and environmentally responsible manner. Our focus is on producing reliable electricity from our competitive generation assets; power trading; and commercial energy sales.
More information about OPG is available at www.opg.com.