Baltimore Gas and Electric deploys C3 Energy smart grid analytics
The two C3 Energy Smart Grid Analytics solutions analyze over 35 billion rows of data from twelve BGE and third-party data sources
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. (BGE), a unit of Exelon Corp., has successfully deployed C3 Energy Revenue Protection and C3 AMI Operations across BGE’s two million meter smart grid network, to help achieve its goals of ensuring 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 smart 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 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 profile 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.
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.