South West Water in England has chosen to partner with Diehl Metering and LoRaWAN specialist Netmore as part of its Green Recovery Initiative. The project centers on developing an AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) network, with the goal of boosting efficiency and sustainability. As part of the 5-year contract, we will be providing some 76,000 ALTAIR water meters with LoRaWAN connectivity and supporting the utility to implement IoT connectivity for intelligent monitoring and leak detection.
The deal is the result of a tender process launched by South West Water for the “Provision of Intelligent Metering Technology” as part of the water company’s Green Recovery Initiative, which seeks to promote a post-pandemic recovery through the green economy. The utility, which provides drinking water and wastewater services, is aiming to get a better understanding of consumption habits and identify leaks by monitoring its network more efficiently. This will allow quicker reaction to identify causes of water loss and take action to save water.
Our UK team has been working with South West Water since 2015, supporting them to automate meter readings across the region. Now, our collaboration will be further strengthened as we help them upgrade their network to better serve their customers in the North Devon area of England.
For this project, we are partnering with Netmore Group, a Swedish LoRaWAN specialist that will be responsible for implementing the connectivity infrastructure. As well as supplying smart water meters, we will provide South West Water with our meter data management software IZAR Plus Portal, empowering it to utilise its data to the full.
The all-in-one solution provides the utility with everything it needs, from meters and network connectivity to data collection. Through the collaboration with Diehl Metering, South West Water will be able to remotely read new and existing meters, provide consumption data to consumers, and ensure the continuous management of meter assets. The solution will also give a boost to its Green Recovery Initiative, empowering the utility to manage water resources more efficiently while contributing to the sustainability of the local area.