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PCP for Water Smart Metering

Objective

European Water utilities environment is embedded in a context dealing with global issues such as water scarcity and technical-economic issues such as infrastructure aging. Management of drinking water supply is facing key challenges partly related to traditional water meter, such as managing capital and operational costs; water loss (also known as non-revenue water) due to leaks and other system failures; and water scarcity/conservation.
The core of the solution lies in the renewed access and use of accurate data that Smart Water Metering can provide to decrease operating costs, identify performance issues, improve customer service and better prioritize infrastructure investments.

SMART.MET strongly paves the way to a more efficient management providing for example automatic reading of the household meters and billing, real time assessment of water balance for leak detection, identification of abnormal behaviors and awareness-raising, ability to identify user-meters defaults.

However, the lack of common European standards and lack of “open technological platforms” combined to the high transaction cost on the demand side create a lock-in situation in the market and determine a situation of long-term dependency of water operators on technology providers. This determines high average operating costs for water operators and users, as well as collective inefficiency related to the multiplication of different proprietary solutions on the offer side.

The objective of the proposal is thus to drive the development of new technologies to manage smart metering data collection and management, driven by a group of 7 water utilities through a joint Pre Commercial Procurement (PCP).
They are supported by 6 expert organizations for assessing the technologies, implement the new procurement procedures and disseminate the outcomes of the project to other utilities and solutions suppliers.
The duration of the project is 48 months.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

PCP - Pre-Commercial Procurement

Coordinator

OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DE L'EAU
Address
Rue De Madrid 21
75008 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 115 931,27

Participants (12)

VIVERACQUA SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 568 162,36
Address
Lungadige Galtarossa 8
37133 Verona
Activity type
Other
CONSORCIO PARA LA GESTION DE SERVICIOS MEDIOAMBIENTALES DE LA PROVINCIA DE BADAJOZ
Spain
EU contribution
€ 471 276,23
Address
Calle Felipe Checa 23
06071 Badajoz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EAU DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 464 383,15
Address
19 Rue Neuve Tolbiac
75214 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SYNDICAT DES EAUX ET DE L'ASSAINISSEMENT ALSACE MOSELLE
France
EU contribution
€ 491 619,19
Address
Espace Europeen Entreprise Rue De Rome 1
67013 Strasbourg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMPAGNIE INTERCOMMUNALE LIEGEOISE DES EAUX
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 500 697,88
Address
Rue Canal De L'ourthe 8
4031 Liege
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
VIVAQUA SCRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 464 383,15
Address
Boulevard De L Imperatrice 17-19
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
FOVAROSI VIZMUVEK ZARTKORUEN MUKODORESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 482 540,52
Address
Vaci Ut 182
1138 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARAGON PARTNERS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 107 212,50
Address
Viale Delle Milizie 38
00192 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES
France
EU contribution
€ 56 025
Address
François Mitterrand 33
87032 Limoges
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION NUEVA CULTURA DEL AGUA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 86 906,25
Address
Callepedro Cerbuna 12 4 Dcha
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
AQUA PUBLICA EUROPEA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 64 631,25
Address
Boulevard De L'imperatrice 17-19
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
BEDIN SARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 875
Address
Via Amerigo Vespucci 11 Fabbricato 2
20093 Cologno Monzese Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)