Reduce Reuse Recycle


We are currently using the equivalent of 1.6 Earths to maintain our way of life.

This is not sustainable. Especially as our population grows.

Natural resources are in high demand.

We need to change the way we do things, moving to greener energy and recycling where possible.

Working with governments and partners, we can support these lifestyle changes. ReducIng our environmental impact and helping society decarbonise.

To cut emissions and become carbon neutral, renewables will be key.

The energy sector creates most of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Is tech the hero in Net Zero?

Working with Vantage Towers, we're installing over 750 micro wind turbines across 52 sites in Germany, in partnership with energy start-up MOWEA.

In the UK, we’re developing self-powered mobile masts using wind turbines, solar power and battery technology. 

Under average wind conditions, the power generated on-site will cover all of the towers’ energy requirements.

In the future, these masts will connect even the most remote communities as they won’t need access to the grid.

As part of that strategy, we've kitted out our South African headquarters with solar panels so that it can generate its own clean energy.

Thanks to these changes, our European markets now run on 100% renewable electricity, and we want to do the same in Africa by 2025.

The power generated on-site will help us reduce emissions by

11,448 mtCO2e.

When it comes to water usage, the Internet of Things (IoT) can support.

Reducing water waste

Monitoring water acidity in Germany, we're safeguarding one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, protecting the home of various animals and plant life.

This stops unbalanced watering which saw parks and gardens suffer drought, while metres away the ground was sodden.

In Prague, we’re protecting green urban spaces by using underground sensors to control irrigation systems.

Saving the city thousands of water and electricity costs each year.

With the 'Water Heroes' app, E.ON can warn customers about disruptions and let them track their own water usage.

For water management companies, IoT can spot pipe damage early, avoiding waste and costly maintenance.

But can energy grids cope?

Assets like solar panels don’t always provide constant power and domestic storage systems can bank energy, creating potentially dangerous fluctuations.

As we move to greener energy and electric vehicles, our grids are becoming harder to manage.

To cope, power operators need to think differently.

Using IoT, turbines receive instructions like to lower during a storm to prevent an overload, and local network stations give performance visibility remotely.

Working with Westenergie, we connected thousands of assets, such as solar panels, wind turbines, electricity meters and e-chargers.

In the future, drivers will be able to communicate with e-charging stations, using their phones to reserve a space.

When it comes to electric charging points, our connectivity lets customers know when a station is free and lets them pay by phone.