How smart meters can build smart savings for towercos
We speak to Vodafone Procurement Company (VPC) about developments in energy efficiency using smart metering in Europe
With a large aggregated power demand distributed across varied sites, tower owners aren’t always the most enticing client for power providers. Vodafone is a large energy user with a direct presence in 24 countries owning and/or operating in excess of 300,000 sites of all shapes, sizes and consumption profiles. Therefore, in order to understand Vodafone’s real needs and drive prices and efficiency, Eric Estrade, Principal Group Supply Chain Manager, Energy, Vodafone Procurement Company, turned to smart metering solutions to help. Through the use of smart metering data, he was able to collate energy usage data to build profiles and achieve better energy tariffs, as well as planning for more creative solutions which could help drive greater efficiency and cost reduction.