Landmark Information Group

Energy Switching Services
Landmark Information Group
Landmark Information Group

Landmark Information Group Energy Switching Services

Client Background

Landmark Information Group is a leading provider of location and property-related data, analytics, and insights in the United Kingdom. With over 25 years of experience, Landmark empowers businesses and individuals to make informed decisions based on location intelligence. Their comprehensive suite of solutions, leveraging cutting-edge technology and vast data resources, enables clients to assess risks, identify opportunities, and gain valuable insights into properties and locations. Landmark’s commitment to innovation and data accuracy has made them a trusted partner, providing reliable and up-to-date information to support confident decision-making in various industries.

The Opportunity

KSB Technologies Ltd successfully undertook and delivered a transformative project for Ofgem, a governmental body responsible for the energy sector. Our team developed a greenfield RESTful API Solution (Central Switching Service or CSS), an event and queue-based system designed to streamline and expedite the process of gas and electric switching for consumers. This robust system provided next-day registration, facilitated swift switching, improved address matching using Ordnance Survey AddressBase® Premium (ABP) data, and offered enhanced reliability of the switching process through superior management and oversight of industry data.

Key Features
Event-Driven System
We employed the power of Azure Function Apps to develop a sophisticated event and queue-based system, improving the efficiency and speed of data processing.
Cutting-Edge Tech Stack
Leveraging a range of technologies such as C#, .Net Core 3.1, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Storage, and Redis, we were able to deliver a robust and high-performing solution.
DevOps Practices
Our team made use of Yaml, Arm Templates, and Terraform for efficient build and release pipelines, ensuring seamless deployment and updates.
Automated Testing
The solution’s reliability was validated through automated tests written using Cucumber, Node.js, and JavaScript, ensuring bug-free deployment and optimal performance.
The Impact

In addition to the API solution, we also developed a greenfield Manual Addressing website using Angular 10, Material Design, and .Net Core 3.1. This platform empowered Market Participants to override addresses while connecting to the Ordnance Survey AddressBase Premium data. We deployed a robust security protocol in accordance with OWASP standards. The system architecture utilized autoscaling Azure Function Apps for swift response times, and implemented an Azure Build and Release pipeline using Terraform. Moreover, the system featured comprehensive logging with unique correlational IDs for tracking each request end-to-end. Unit testing was conducted using Jasmine and GUI testing with Selenium feature files.

At KSB Technologies, we pride ourselves on delivering innovative solutions tailored to meet our clients’ unique needs. Our work with Ofgem demonstrates our commitment to technological excellence and customer satisfaction.

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