Centrica selects meter data unification system


Petter Allison,
Director for
Smart Metering,
British Gas
Worthing, U.K. and Orlando, FL, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 1, 2010 – Centrica Group company British Gas has successfully launched a smart metering pilot project using the OSIsoft Meter Data Unification and Synchronization (MDUS) system, the company announced recently.

The system, designed in cooperation with SAP AG, provides integration with the SAP® for Utilities solution portfolio. The OSIsoft MDUS is based on the OSIsoft PI System® enterprise infrastructure for management of time series data and events.

Centrica is implementing a high speed, high volume meter data handling system that will work with SAP for Utilities, particularly SAP AMI Integration for Utilities software. The OSIsoft MDUS, which stores electricity and gas usage meter data and meter events, was chosen because it has the flexibility to support the requirements of their British Gas retail group in the highly competitive U.K. market.
“OSIsoft’s MDUS system is positioned to be a core technology for smart metering at British Gas, and we will be able to leverage the time series data management infrastructure across other areas of the company,” said Petter Allison, director for smart metering at British Gas. “The initial roll out of the technology will be for the retail market supporting the British Gas retail group.”