Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LONDON - Apr 11, 2016 - SMi recently caught up with Sutton and East Surrey Water and HERA ahead of SMi’s 5th annual Smart Water Systems conference, taking place on 25th – 26th April 2016 in London, UK.
They have shared their unique perspectives on smart water technology innovation and recent updates on their own smart meter roll-out programmes.
On the key benefits of using smart meters, Sutton and East Surrey Water’s Network Manager, Jeremy Heath said:
“Firstly, there is the benefit of the relationship with the customer. This is a vital part of smart metering and therefore getting it right is going to be key also. The evolution of the smartphone means that we have an ideal channel for keeping customers informed, however we need to recognise that we will need multiple engagement paths. Secondly, there is the operational benefit for the water companies. Water companies are under increased pressure from the ODI’s (operational delivery incentives) to manage our networks. Smart meters have the capacity to serve as an operational tool in managing interruptions to supply and detecting leakage.”
To download the full speaker interviews with Sutton and East Surrey Water, HERA and more; visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2016smartwater3.asp
Smart Water Systems 2016 will provide the ideal platform to discover how water companies are benefiting from smart water technology, with the short and long-term gains discussed. The two-day programme will feature an array of case studies which will detail the results and progress made from some of the largest UK and European smart water system roll-outs. Furthermore, special focus will be provided on how we can locate and extract meaningful information from the big data generated and first-hand accounts will be shared on how this information can be used to produce significant environmental, social and economic advantage.
Speaker Panel includes:
• Danny Leamon, Head of Metering, Thames Water
• Penny Hodge, Head of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Southern Water
• Marcello Bondesan, Head of Energy Engineering Department, HERA
• Jeremy Heath, Network Manager, Sutton and East Surrey Water
• Kevin Murray, Metering Technology and Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
• Natalie Jakomis, Chief Statistician/Head of Smart Hub Support and Development, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
• Andrew Smith, Regional Optimisation Manager, Anglian Water
• Georgina Mills, Delivery Director, Ofwat
To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2016smartwater3.asp Source :