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
Business Need
  • Help customers monitor electricity consumption in near real-time.
  • Provide an innovative market differentiator.
  • Reduce total cost of ownership.
  • Unable to achieve data agility required to enable near real-time insights into daily electricity consumption patterns.
  • Processing growing volumes of electricity consumption data was proving difficult: large transaction sizes impeded continuous processing.
  • Resource intensive data extraction processes slowed performance of operational MDMS systems.
Solutions & Results
  • Supplied customers with near real-time insights into their electricity consumption.
  • Alleviated risks associated with purchasing from an un-established vendor.
  • Scaled easily in support of BC Hydro’s growing data volumes.
  • Delivered fast time to value through rapid deployment.
  • Lowered costs by eliminating resources needed to define mappings.
  • Replicated consumption data non-intrusively to operational source system.
  • Processed very large transaction sizes.
  • Ensured transaction consistency and data integrity during replication.

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