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BC Hydro

 

The BC Hydro and Power Authority is a Canadian electric utility and the country’s main electric distributor, serving 1.8 million customers.

“Informatica Data Replication provides BC Hydro customers with near real-time insights into their electricity consumption patterns, allowing them to make informed decisions to actively manage their electricity use.”

— Ryan Planinshek, IT Manager, BC Hydro

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Business Need

Help customers monitor electricity consumption in near real-time.

Reduce total cost of ownership.

Provide an innovative market differentiator.

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Challenges

Unable to achieve data agility required to enable near real-time insights into daily electricity consumption patterns.

Resource intensive data extraction processes slowed performance of operational MDMS systems.

Processing growing volumes of electricity consumption data was proving difficult: large transaction sizes impeded continuous processing.

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Solutions & Results

Supplied customers with near real-time insights into their electricity consumption.

Lowered costs by eliminating resources needed to define mappings.

Alleviated risks associated with purchasing from an un-established vendor.

Replicated consumption data non-intrusively to operational source system.

Scaled easily in support of BC Hydro’s growing data volumes.

Processed very large transaction sizes.

Delivered fast time to value through rapid deployment.

Ensured transaction consistency and data integrity during replication.

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Products & Services

Informatica Data Replication

A database-agnostic, real-time transaction replication software that’s highly scalable, reliable, and non-disruptive to the performance of operational source systems.

Informatica Address Verification

Parses, cleanses, verifies & standardizes global address data and appends country codes for global address validation.

Success Stories

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RAE Systems

Informatica Cloud reduced expense and risk compared with appliance-based and on-premise integration solutions.

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Southwest Power Pool

The Informatica Platform and data replication solution reduced typical analysis time from one day to 20 minutes.

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Thames Water Utilities Ltd.

Improved decision-making by facilitating fast, accurate reporting with PowerCenter.