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Driving Network Efficiency and Fraud Detection Efforts

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) wanted to optimize the deployment and ongoing health of its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network and identify and reduce unbilled energy usage. BGE wanted a solution to deliver an annual economic benefit of $20 million.

  • C3 IoT
    C3 IoT provides a full-stack IoT development platform (PaaS) that enables the rapid design, development, and deployment of even the largest-scale big data / IoT applications that leverage telemetry, elastic Cloud Computing, analytics, and Machine Learning to apply the power of predictive analytics to any business value chain. C3 IoT also provides a family of turn-key SaaS IoT applications including Predictive Maintenance, fraud detection, sensor network health, supply chain optimization, investment planning, and customer engagement. Customers can use pre-built C3 IoT applications, adapt those applications using the platform’s toolset, or build custom applications using C3 IoT’s Platform as a Service.Year founded: 2009
  • Energy
  • Maintenance
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated network of sensors, Smart Meters, and software that empowers end users to monitor and control utilities such as water, gas, and electricity. AMI systems enable the measurement and visualization of time-specific data in real-time, which, combined with remote control capabilities, can help companies and households reduce overhead costs and more precisely track resource consumption. The application of AMI must be complemented by the utilization of advanced security systems to ensure that data and control capabilities cannot be tampered with. This is important because both direct billing and operational decisions are often determined by the data provides by an AMI system.
  • Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation and Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility. BGE provides service to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland.

  • BGE launched C3 IoT applications across all two million sensors and devices in its service territory. BGE also deployed C3 AMI Operations to optimize the deployment and ongoing health of its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network and C3 Revenue Protection to identify and reduce unbilled energy usage. C3 IoT loaded two years of historical BGE data in a 10 terabyte federated cloud image and configured more than 140 complex analytics and predictive algorithms to match BGE's requirements and available data.

  • Energy Cost Per Unit, Energy Usage, Equipment Status, Process Parameters
  • Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a device.
    Impact #2
    [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
    Impact #3
    [Efficiency Improvement - Energy]
    The amount of unbilled energy consumption can be predicted and reduced through predictive analytics.
  • Benefit #1

    C3 Revenue Protection identified non-technical loss cases generating $2.8 million in economic benefit from verified fraud cases.

    Benefit #2

    C3 AMI Operations identified sensor health issues with a 99% accuracy rate.

    Benefit #3

    120% of BGE's savings target was achieved.

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