Vodafone andE.ON launch technology cooperation Saving coffers with smart water measures

Vodafone andE.ON launch technology cooperation Saving coffers with smart water measures

Every 30 seconds, a water pipe bursts in Germany In 2019 alone, there were1.1 million cases of valve water damage. The costs added up to over three billion euros. Vodafone andE.ON want to change this – with the help of smart water measures and the Internet of Effects.
The digitalisation group Vodafone and the energy companyE.ON are launching across-industry invention and technology cooperation to descry valve water damage much before and therefore conserve coffers. The new digital technology is installed directly in the water cadence and receives or transmits data via the being mobile network. It’s being used incontinently in first companies and installations in the Ruhr region. As part of their cooperation,E.ON and Vodafone are planning to use the technology in a analogous form for electricity and gas measures in the future. The end then’s also to save coffers, descry damage at an early stage and offer new services for consumers.

“ Sustainability succeeds when we use digitalisation wisely,” explains Vodafone Germany CEO Hannes Ametsreiter.” Digital technologies and the Internet of Effects are the key to achieving our climate pretensions. They help us to use precious coffers similar as water and energy responsibly and to save emigrations. On the plant bottoms, on our thoroughfares, in the entire energy cycle and with smart water measures in our basements.”

“ For climate impartiality to succeed, sustainability and digitalisation must go hand in hand,” says Leonhard Birnbaum, Chairman of theE.ON Board of Management. “ Both the energy assiduity and the telecommunications assiduity are facing a decade of disruptive change. It isn’t enough to maintain the status quo. To make decisive progress in digitalisation and sustainability, we need new smart results, strong hookups and participated fancies across assiduity boundaries.”
From now on, Vodafone andE.ON are equipping water measures with intelligent wireless technology. The installed smart measures descry irregularities in water consumption and therefore reliably indicate possible line damage at a particularly early stage. This enables rapid-fire intervention and avoids precious emendations at the client’s demesne. On the Internet of Effects, all data and error dispatches are transmitted to the druggies via the mobile network. Nearly 200 networked water measures are in use, at around 30 locales right at the launch of the new technology. Another smart measures are to be installed by the morning of 2023. The new technology can be retrofitted to being water measures with a many simple way via’ draw and play’, so no relief is needed.
“ We want to exploit the full eventuality of digitalisation for the operation of critical structure. The cooperation with Vodafone accelerates this process. A prerequisite for this is also that the data is reused professionally, securely and intelligently. This way, we achieve the topmost possible benefit for guests and companies,” says Victoria Ossadnik, Board Member for Digital atE.ON.
In the future, the technology will also be used on a large scale in private homes. With the “ Water Icons” app, druggies will also be suitable to keep track of all their water consumption data on their smartphone and be advised directly if any damage occurs.