With number of smart energy meters increasing, Castle Water has found an opportunity to capitalise on meter reading capacity for the water sector and is seeking a contractor for the "significant" tender.
Thames Water is the first company in the country to undertake a mass rollout of smart water meters and has reached half a million installations. The firm said the programme has led to a reduction in leakage and greater consumer engagement with water efficiency.
Arthur Mitchell, engagement manager at PwC's Strategy& division, considers how water companies can support customers through this difficult time while balancing the sustainability impacts of increased consumption during lockdown.
How does a smart water network help cut leakage by 25 per cent and consumption by 18 per cent? And do customers really need their meter read 24 times a day? Ruth Williams looks at how the water sector can avoid the pitfalls of the energy smart meter rollout and whether you can have too much data.
As businesses re-open after lockdown the pressure is on water retailers to read a copious number of meters and accurately update customer bills. Castle Water CEO John Reynolds talks to Utility Week about the storm after the calm.