Kamstrup launches online tool to help utilities break down their smart metering business case

Kamstrup’s new online tool makes it easier for water utilities to decode the often complex business case for investing in smart metering. By using real-life numbers and facts from their daily lives, the tool gives each utility a relevant overview of the potential value that smart meter data represents to them.

Breaking down the business case

Everyone talks about data and how valuable it is, but it is difficult to fully quantify that value. With the launch of their new online tool, Kamstrup sets out to make it easier for water utilities to see and calculate the potential value of the data they can get from smart meters. 

“Today, most water utilies are well aware that smart metering can provide a number of benefits, but at the end of the day, it comes down to being able to justify the investment required to achieve them. With our new online tool combined with facts and figures from their everyday work, utilities can do just that,” says Ole Tarp, Sales Manager at Kamstrup.
The business case for investing in smart meters and automatic meter reading is often complex because the value it generates depends on how utilities utilise the data they get from their new meters. Kamstrup’s new online tool enables utilities to break down their individual business case into smaller parts and single out the areas with the most potential for them. This allows them to do a more accurate and relevant calculation of the benefits that more frequent data can deliver.

Allan Nielsen, Product Manager at Kamstrup elaborates: ”Data only becomes valuable when you utilise it. Our goal with this tool is to give water utilities an overview of all the areas that represent untapped potential for either reducing their costs or increasing their revenue by using smart meter data.”

Let the numbers do the talking

Available on Kamstrup’s website, the tool includes 13 different areas where smart metering can create value ranging from remote reading and water loss to frost bursts and customer service.

Once a utility has chosen the area they wish to dive into, they simply enter the relevant numbers. Shortly after submitting the information, they receive an email with the result of the calculation giving them an idea of the value they can expect to gain in that area by switching to smart meters and automated meter reading.

As an example, a utility will be able to save a lot of time by switching from manual readings to automatic meter reading, while at the same time massively improve the quality of their data. Additionally, with frequent data from automatic meter reading, utilities are able to detect leaks in the network by making daily water balances comparing the volume of water that leaves the utility with the actual consumption. By calculating the annual costs related to these activities and comparing them to the possible savings, the utility is able to better assess the potential.

For further information please contact:

Product Manager, Allan Nielsen, Kamstrup, 
telephone: +45 89 93 10 00