Success Story: Bord Gais

Real Time data for network management and metering at Bord Gáis Distribution

Bord Gáis Distribution Business Unit, the Irish Natural Gas Distribution Utility, has implemented real-time IT to meet the dual requirements of network pressure monitoring and remote daily metering. Deregulation of the Irish Natural Gas Market has caused changes in requirements for the management of Natural Gas distribution. The distribution utility has deployed Wonderware Historian real-time database with remote data acquisition, alarming, archiving and a multi-user web browser interface. The resulting system has produced significant manag-ment improvements and provided cost savings whilst maintaining high levels of customer service and a safe natural gas distribution network for the general public. Following deregulation, the Natural Gas Distribution business was faced with new business boundaries. These involved stepby-step accountability in the system, and a need to balance the consumption of gas in the system that is allocated to a particular registered gas shipper’s customer…

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