SOURCE: Vodafone Global Enterprise Ltd.

Vodafone Global Enterprise Ltd.

September 04, 2013 07:04 ET

New Business Energy Management Solution Launched by Vodafone

LONDON--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - Marketing Release: A new energy management solution, which helps to aid businesses in reducing their energy consumption, has recently been launched by Vodafone. The solution Energy Data Management (EDM) gives its users the opportunity to explore the possibilities of energy-efficiency processes, policies, and the technology of their business. This in turn ensures cost-effective energy usage.

Currently, Vodafone is operating its Energy Data Management solution in 8 countries covering around 35,000 sites. Already it is making some huge savings. Vodafone has made similar savings at other sites around the world. It has also seen a number of benefits, including reduced maintenance costs.

"The beauty of Energy Data Management is that it is very easy to customise to each environment, taking feeds from a wide variety of sources. It means you can track exactly how and where you're using energy across your whole estate. You can really start to learn how different site systems are contributing to the overall energy consumption. You can also use it to see how external factors such as weather and humidity are affecting usage," explained Eric Estrade, Principal Category Manager - Energy, Vodafone Group Supply Chain Management.

Vodafone set about finding ways to manage the consumption of energy within the organisation after witnessing spiralling energy costs. At first, Vodafone began using smart meters to monitor consumption, however the company wanted to delve much further.

In order to explore the company's full energy consumption, Vodafone created EDM to gain a real-time granular understanding of the factors influencing its usage. Vodafone then uses that information to manage the way to consume energy much more proactively.

"During the Proof of Concept we immediately saw an energy cost reduction of up to 40 percent at one site. On average, we achieved a saving of 29 percent across all 200 sites that participated in the trial," comments Estrade.

A new white paper published by Vodafone points out the benefits of using the Energy Data Management solution. The white paper can be viewed here.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Lia Banton
    Marketing Manager - M2M Northern Europe
    Vodafone Global Enterprise Ltd.