High pressure and volatile markets
Privatisation and deregulation have opened up the market to intense competition, giving consumers and businesses more choices to meet their energy needs. Increasing scrutiny from investors, regulators and customers regarding social responsibility, sustainability and environmental matters have placed considerable pressure on utility providers to lower distribution costs, improve system reliability and transparency, conserve valuable finite natural resources and reduce carbon emissions.
There is also ongoing pressure on capital expenditure to renew or replace ageing networks and old power plants, and remove major bottlenecks in both transmission and generation. On top of this, distributed renewable generation and electric vehicle charging are beginning to make the supply and demand situation much more volatile and unpredictable.
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Vodafone Energy Data Management (EDM)
Take control of your energy consumption, cut costs, forecast spend and comply with regulation. Vodafone Energy Data Management (EDM) helps businesses analyse and predict energy usage across all your office locations -- giving you the insight and ultimate control around how you
M2M solutions enable cost-effective and automated information gathering. This drives significant operational efficiencies through simplification and automation of utilities’ core business processes. It also helps to reduce churn by delivering a better customer experience.
Ubitricity opens up new avenues in electric mobility using Vodafone M2M
Case studies | 20/05/2015
Ubiquitous electricity. That’s the idea behind this Berlin-based energy company — to make electric mobility more efficient and affordable for electric car owners.
BBOXX ensures reliable energy for remote communities worldwide using Vodafone M2M
Case studies | 06/04/2015
BBOXX was founded in 2010 to provide “an on-grid experience in an off-grid world”. The company’s smart solar units can be activated, updated and managed centrally. It distributes to 40+ countries, though its primary markets are Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. BBOXX aims to have four million smart solar units in operation by 2020.
npower smart meters shine a light on energy use
Case studies | 20/05/2014
npower, part of the RWE Group, serves around 6.5m residential and business customers in the UK. RWE is one of Europe’s top five electricity and gas companies.
Spillsure readies ‘globally unique’ solution for domestic oil efficiency
Case studies | 04/03/2014
Spillsure readies ‘globally unique’ solution for domestic oil efficiency.
Energy Data Management Case Study
Case studies | 19/07/2013
Vodafone achieves energy savings of up to 40% with Energy Data Management solution
CESC Case Study
Case studies | 19/07/2013
CESC improves customer service and cuts operational costs with Vodafone smart meter solution.