A. Christopher Burton, BGE vice president of smart grid and technology at BGE explains, “We selected C3 Energy as a strategic technology partner because of its unified, cloud-scale technology, comprehensive vision of smart grid analytics and deep understanding of the range of benefits that smart grid analytics can bring to BGE. We look forward to achieving operational efficiencies that will have a positive result for both BGE and our customers.”
C3 Energy smart grid analytics will be deployed across all of BGE’s nearly two million electric and gas meters. The deployment’s first phase is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2014.
C3 Energy president and chief technology officer Ed Abbo notes, “Utilities are embracing innovation to move towards a more efficient, responsive, data-enabled future. As a forward-thinking company, BGE is positioning itself to capture the full range of opportunities presented by the smart grid. C3 Energy Smart Grid Analytics combines the power of big data, machine learning, cloud computing, and multi-layered analysis to improve the safety, reliability, affordability, and environmental impact of power delivery. BGE’s investment in smart grid analytics will provide the ability to respond dynamically and intelligently to customer and operational opportunities and challenges.”
BGE’s partnership with C3 Energy will include AMI operations, revenue assurance, customer experience, and system planning.
Kelly Gallant, Accenture’s senior managing director for North America utilities, adds: “We believe that C3 Energy is a clear leader in the smart grid analytics space, providing an advanced, powerful suite of smart grid analytics applications that span the utility value chain, with a proven leadership team that is dedicated to customer success. We are working together worldwide to bring these solutions to leading utilities, and are excited to implement the C3 Energy smart grid analytics solution at BGE, to help the utility drive value for its customers, as well as improve grid reliability, outage restoration, and overall asset management.”
BGE serves more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 gas customers in Central Maryland.