Energy announced today that Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
(BGE), a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, has successfully deployed C3
Revenue Protection™ and C3 AMI Operations™ across BGE's two million
meter smart grid network, to help achieve its goals of ensuring
cost-effective, efficient, and reliable energy delivery. The two C3
Energy Smart Grid Analytics™ solutions analyze over 35 billion rows of
data from twelve BGE and third-party data sources to provide critical,
actionable insight to the BGE revenue protection and grid operational
teams, helping these teams to operate more efficiently and effectively.
The data sources include MDMS, head end, CIS, work management, EAM, OMS,
GIS, CMS, and meter installation vendor systems, among others. The C3
Energy Smart Grid Analytics solutions were deployed on time, on budget,
and within full scope, only six months from project initiation.
"BGE team members are enthusiastic about the efficiencies they are
already seeing from C3 Energy solutions, meaning greater value to BGE
customers in terms of improved service reliability at affordable rates,"
said A. Christopher Burton, vice president for smart grid and
BGE serves over 1.2 million electric customers and more than 650,000 gas
customers in a 2,300-square-mile area encompassing Baltimore City and
all or part of ten counties in Central Maryland. C3 Energy and Accenture
worked closely with BGE's IT and business teams through the process of
integrating, implementing, user testing, and launching the solutions. C3
Revenue Protection identifies load rofile anomalies and outliers, while
C3 AMI Operations validates the operational functionality and integrity
of the automated metering infrastructure (AMI) network, helping the
operational team ensure high levels of service reliability for BGE
customers. Together, the two solutions reduce instances of unbilled
energy at BGE.
"BGE, in the successful implementation of C3 Energy Smart Grid Analytics
with Accenture, is helping shape the industry's use of enterprise-scale
analytics," said Kelly Gallant, Senior Managing Director, North America
Utilities, Accenture. "BGE's executive and technical teams have a clear
vision of what they want to achieve."
The initial results from the two solutions put BGE on track to achieve
its goals for reductions in unbilled energy, which is expected to
deliver tens of millions of dollars per year in economic value to BGE
and its customers.
"The BGE implementation of C3 Energy Smart Grid Analytics is one of the
most sophisticated examples of machine learning in power delivery today.
The system analyzes data from hundreds of thousands of devices, then
generates hundreds of analytic features per device, all in real time,"
said J. Zico Kolter, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie
Mellon University. "The machine-learning algorithms then use this data
to evolve automatically over time, ensuring the effective resolution of
grid operational issues."
"It is an honor to work closely with the thought leaders across Exelon
Utilities on their smart grid initiatives," said Ed Abbo, President and
CTO, C3 Energy. "The BGE team is motivated, capable, and fast-moving,
and it is a pleasure to help them realize their vision of how an
information technology-enabled utility can improve its efficiency and
effectiveness in the service of its customers."
C3 Revenue Protection
C3 Revenue Protection is a SaaS software solution that minimizes utility
revenues lost to theft and meter malfunction. C3 Revenue Protection
identifies suspicious energy usage, quantifies the amount of revenue and
energy loss at stake, and prioritizes the order of investigation cases,
so that utilities can quickly address energy loss, rectify malfunctions
and unsafe conditions, and capture additional revenues.
C3 AMI Operations
C3 AMI Operations is a SaaS software solution that increases AMI smart
meter operational efficiency, reduces operational costs, and improves
customer satisfaction by ensuring the operational effectiveness of smart
meter systems during both AMI meter deployment and throughout the
ongoing operation of the AMI smart meter network.
About C3 Energy
C3 Energy is an enterprise SaaS application software company that
harnesses the power of big data, smart grid analytics, social
networking, and cloud computing to improve the safety, reliability, and
efficiency of power delivery. C3 Energy's family of utility-tested and
proven smart grid analytics products deliver end-to-end solutions across
the entire smart grid value chain, from energy grid capital asset
allocation, transmission, distribution, and advanced metering, to the
customer experience and energy efficiency programs. C3 Energy products
enable utility operators to realize the full benefit of their smart grid
and energy system investments. Learn more at C3Energy.com.
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