Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Selects Smart Meter Analytics

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.  has selected Teradata as the foundation for its new Interval Data Analytics (IDA) environment. IDA will enable PG&E's business users to flexibly analyze smart meter data using visualization and data mining tools, and in the future to support external customer access. PG&E's goal is to leverage its investment in nearly ten million electric and natural gas smart meters by using the data generated to better support customers and operations.

This decision is the culmination of an extensive evaluation by PG&E's technical and business teams. The process included many months of research, reference calls, and a detailed proof of concept. PG&E acquired a Teradata 2700 Data Warehouse Appliance system, along with the Teradata Utility Logical Data Model, professional services, and education.

New technologies and evolving regulations are transforming the utility industry, bringing new sources of data and demands for more information, from the enterprise to the customer. The business intelligence gathered from data has become an effective tool for decision making.

The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance is a cost-effective, fully integrated, scalable hardware and database platform.

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