Smart data grid for water meters

Smart data grid for water meters

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By Nick Flaherty

A water provider in the UK is to connect up over one million smart water meters using a data management system from Siemens.

This is the largest solution of its kind implemented by Siemens for the water industry in Europe, and its largest deployment of grid software to date. 

The cloud-based system for the Northumbrian Water Group will identify household leaks to help reduce water consumption and support regulator targets. Leaks in the system are a major problem across the UK.

The deal will see Siemens Grid Software deploy EnergyIP MDM X, part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio to connect up a million smart water meters by 2030.

The water utility is undergoing a major rollout of smart meters, which report data back to the cloud on an hourly basis. The Siemens Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will allow NWG to analyse this data to identify household consumption anomalies and alert customers of potential leaks on their properties. Siemens collaborated with NWG’s team to design, develop, test and launch the meter data management SaaS

“Water is a precious resource, and we need to deal with it in the most sustainable way possible. EnergyIP MDM X will enable NWG to make the best use of their data to reduce leakage and water consumption across their network. We’re supporting the water industry by providing purposeful software technology for greater customer impact and sustainability,” said Sabine Erlinghagen, CEO of Grid Software at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

 Gary Adams, Head of Smart Transformation at NWG, said: “The EnergyIP MDM implementation is a critical cornerstone in our smart metering journey, allowing us to effectively manage the large volumes of metering data we will receive and to drive efficient operational activity for both our customers and our wider business providing access to granular smart data at the click of a button. Being able to rely on Siemens expertise in this area gives us confidence that we can achieve our smart metering ambitions now and, in the future.”


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