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British Gas is an energy and home services provider in the United Kingdom. It is the trading name of British Gas Services Limited and British Gas New Heating Limited, both subsidiaries of Centrica.Serving around twelve million homes in the UK, British Gas is the biggest UK energy supplier and is considered one of the Big Six dominating the gas and electricity market in the United Kingdom.The brand British Gas remains from the demerger of the British Gas Corporation in 1997, which formed Centrica, BG Group and Transco. The British Gas Corporation was a result of the restructuring of the UK gas industry following the Gas Act 1972. The act merged all of the area boards and created the British Gas Corporation.The British Gas Corporation was privatised as British Gas plc by the Thatcher government and on 8 December 1986 its shares were floated on the London stock marketScottish Gas is the trading name of Centrica in Scotland. Wikipedia.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: JTI-CP-FCH | Phase: SP1-JTI-FCH.2011.3.7 | Award Amount: 52.35M | Year: 2012

ene.field will deploy up to 1,000 residential fuel cell Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP) installations, across 11 key Member States. It represents a step change in the volume of fuel cell micro-CHP (micro FC-CHP) deployment in Europe and a meaningful step towards commercialisation of the technology. The programme brings together 9 mature European micro FC-CHP manufacturers into a common analysis framework to deliver trials across all of the available fuel cell CHP technologies. Fuel cell micro-CHP trials will be installed and actively monitored in dwellings across the range of European domestic heating markets, dwelling types and climatic zones, which will lead to an invaluable dataset on domestic energy consumption and micro-CHP applicability across Europe. By learning the practicalities of installing and supporting a fleet of fuel cells with real customers, ene.field partners will take the final step before they can begin commercial roll-out. An increase in volume deployment for the manufacturers involved will stimulate cost reduction of the technology by enabling a move from hand-built products towards serial production and tooling. The ene.field project also brings together over 30 utilities, housing providers and municipalities to bring the products to market and explore different business models for micro-CHP deployment. The data produced by ene.field will be used to provide a fact base for micro FC-CHP, including a definitive environmental lifecycle assessment and cost assessment on a total cost of ownership basis. To inform clear national strategies on micro-CHP within Member States, ene.field will establish the macro-economics and CO2 savings of the technologies in their target markets and make recommendations on the most appropriate policy mechanisms to support the commercialisation of domestic micro-CHP across Europe. Finally ene.field will assess the socio-economic barriers to widespread deployment of micro-CHP and disseminate clear position papers and advice for policy makers to encourage further roll out.


The south-central Intermontane belt of British Columbia has a complex architecture comprising late Paleozoic to Mesozoic volcanic and plutonic arc magmatic suites, marine and nonmarine clastic basins, high-grade metamorphic complexes, and accretionary rocks. Jurassic and Cretaceous clastic basins within this framework contain stratigraphy with hydrocarbon potential. The geology is complicated by Cretaceous to Eocene deformation, dismemberment, and dislocation. The Eocene to Neogene history of the southern Intermontane belt is dominated by non-arc volcanism, followed by Pleistocene to Recent glaciation. The volcanic and glacial cover makes this a difficult region to explore for resources. Much recent work has involved re-evaluating the challenges that the overlying volcanic cover has historically presented to geophysical imaging of the sedimentary rocks in this region in light of technological advances in geophysical data collection and analysis. This paper summarizes the lithological and stratigraphic framework of the region, with emphasis on description of the sedimentary units that have been the targets of hydrocarbon exploration. Source


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Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 439.79K | Year: 2015

Energy theft is a major problem and contributes a nontrivial addition to everyone’s energy bill. Using the data that smart meters will generate in near real-time of consumption data alongside logging information on the meters behaviour will enable us to more accurately identify possible cases of theft as well as more nuanced meter failure conditions. Utilising a streaming service methodology will also mean that we do not host any personal data within the service thereby ensuring customer privacy. The project builds on significant academic experience from the group at Oxford supporting those already engaged in smart meter rollouts in British Gas, G4S and EDMI.


VIENNA, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- European Utility Week - Trilliant and CGI have extended CGI's Foundation Phase smart Change of Supplier service to include Landis and Gyr SMETS1 meters installed by British Gas. Customers with these Smart Meters can change supplier and retain smart meter functionality and benefits. Energy retailers who use the CGI Smart Data Service will be able to benefit from this service from Q4 2015 as control of the meters moves from British Gas to CGI. The Change of Supplier service allows energy suppliers to continue to remotely read the existing smart meters, obtaining readings without returning it to a 'dumb' meter state that requires manual reading. CGI's solution ensures smart meter data is only shared with a consumer's current energy supplier. Edward Hurford, Director for Smart Infrastructure at British Gas says, "Smart Meters provide our customers with extensive benefits and deliver high customer satisfaction. Together with our partners Trilliant and CGI, we can now make it easier for customers to retain smart benefits even after a change of supplier. That's great for competition and for customers." Tara McGeehan, Vice President, UK Energy and Utilities, CGI says, "I am delighted that we are able to extend CGI's Smart Data Service change of supplier process to include Landis + Gyr meters installed by British Gas. This makes a large population of meters available to all our Smart Data Service clients." Jess Thompson-Hughes, EMEA Managing Director, Trilliant says, "This service reduces costs for energy suppliers, as they do not have to install new smart meters when perfectly serviceable meters are already installed - in fact they can now actively entice existing smart meter customers into their customer base." CGI has offered a smart change of supplier service since 2012 but this has been limited to meters installed directly in CGI's Smart Data Service. By integrating Trilliant's Smart Energy Access Layer (SEAL) with the CGI Smart Data Service and building a process to transfer control of meters from one system to another, this change of supplier service has been extended to cover all British Gas installed smart meters. The Trilliant's Smart Energy Access Layer can enable not only an interface to CGI's Foundation Data Service, but also to the DCC to support the enrolment process. Five of the 'Big Six' energy retailers in the UK use the Trilliant or CGI solutions for their smart meter rollouts. Trilliant helps leading utilities and cities around the world achieve their smart visions through the Trilliant Smart Communications Platform, the only communications platform purpose-built for the industry that helps utilities and cities securely and reliably deploy any Smart Grid – AMI, DA and DSM, and Smart City applications, on one powerful network. Trilliant has worked with leading utilities and cities worldwide who collectively serve more than 100 million customers. The Trilliant Platform helps utilities and energy retailers enhance energy efficiency, improve grid reliability, lower operating costs, integrate renewable energy resources and electric vehicles, and empower consumers to better manage their energy consumption. For more information, visit www.trilliantinc.com. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, and infrastructure management, as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).Website: www.cgi.com.


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Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: European | Award Amount: 0.00 | Year: 2014

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