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PCP for Water Smart Metering

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.

Coordinator

OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DE L'EAU

Address

Rue De Madrid 21
75008 Paris

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 115 931,25

Participants (13)

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VIVERACQUA SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 553 822,20

CONSORCIO PARA LA GESTION DE SERVICIOS MEDIOAMBIENTALES DE LA PROVINCIA DE BADAJOZ

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 481 540,05

EAU DE PARIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 481 540,05

SYNDICAT DES EAUX ET DE L'ASSAINISSEMENT ALSACE MOSELLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 481 540,05

COMPAGNIE INTERCOMMUNALE LIEGEOISE DES EAUX

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 481 540,05

HYDROBRU SCRL

Belgium

VIVAQUA SCRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 481 540,05

FOVAROSI VIZMUVEK ZARTKORUEN MUKODORESZVENYTARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 481 540,05

ARAGON PARTNERS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 107 212,50

UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES

France

EU Contribution

€ 56 025

FUNDACION NUEVA CULTURA DEL AGUA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 86 906,25

AQUA PUBLICA EUROPEA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 64 631,25

BEDIN SARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 115 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731996

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    30 June 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 437 937,49

  • EU contribution

    € 3 989 643,75

Coordinated by:

OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DE L'EAU

France