To help energy companies access integrated customer, financial and operational information and perform analytics
Teradata has entered into a partnership with Itron, a provider of intelligent metering, data collection and utility software services, to create a single software analytics platform Active SmartGrid Analytics.
According to Teradata, the software analytics platform includes components such as Active Enterprise Data Warehouse and Utility Logical Data Model and Itron Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management (IEE MDM). The platform allows energy companies to access integrated customer, financial and operational information and perform analytics on the data.
Using Active SmartGrid Analytics, utilities can load information into their enterprise data warehouse, from power generation through consumption by the consumer for any and all systems related to their smart grid program. The information can then be combined with historical and real-time operations, financial, and customer information to identify relationships between the data, Teradata said.
According to Teradata, the Utility Logical Data Model organises data to make it accessible, enables reuse of data in other applications, highlights data integrity problems, provides documentation of data, and results in time and cost savings.
Terry Burns, executive consultant of energy and utilities at Teradata, said: “Utilities are deploying smart grids at record pace. Active SmartGrid Analytics meets the needs of this fast-growing market. Our active data warehouse technology coupled with Itron’s industry-leading advanced metering facilitates smarter decisions, and is easy to operate and maintain.”