This presentation discusses the British Gas Smart Meter roll out and how the OSIsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) program helped support growth in Smart Meter installations.
The EA helped build a close working relationship between OSIsoft and BG, allowing OSIsoft to understand BG requirements and develop improvements to the OSIsoft MDUS and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) components of the PI System.
BG faces the challenge of completing a government mandated roll out requiring them to replace 16 million existing meters in 12 million homes with Smart Meters by 2020. To accomplish project goals, BG utilized the PI Server, OSIsoft Utilities Gateway, PI AF, and bespoke AMI interfaces along with the additional benefits provided by the EA to initiate and support project roll out. To date, BG has installed over 700,000 Smart Meters and has an automated billing success rate of 95%.
Iain Boba is currently the Smart Metering Applications Development Team Lead at BG. Boba is an SAP interfaces specialist with 20 years’ experience designing, developing and supporting interfaces between SAP and non-SAP systems for multinational companies across a variety of industry sectors including Logistics, Oil and Utilities. Since July 2011, Boba has been part of BG division owner Centrica's Smart Metering project, leading a team of analysts and developers on Smart Metering projects using SAP IS-U and OSIsoft MDUS, aiming to ensure that as the number of installed Smart Meters increases, so too does the stability and scalability of the Smart Metering landscape.Since July 2011, I have been part of Centrica's Smart Metering project, leading a team analysts & developers on Smart Metering projects using SAP IS-U and OSIsoft's MDUS. The aim of these projects has been to ensure that as our number of installed Smart Meters increases, so too does the stability and scalability of of our Smart Metering landscape.