SMART.MET is a European project funded under the Horizon 2020 research programme launched in 2017. Led by a group of seven public water utilities, the aim of the SMART.MET project is to promote demand-driven research into the development of new innovative smart metering solutions that fully cater to the needs of utilities, in terms of readability, battery lifetime, interoperability and cost. This will be done through a joint Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).
Smart water metering presents itself as an effective solution to the challenges faced by the majority of European water utilities today, from extreme events induced by climate change to the need to replace ageing infrastructure. Indeed, providing access to accurate data in real-time can help decrease operating costs and prioritise infrastructure investments, while improving the daily management of networks and customer services.
Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) is a competitive multiple-sourcing procedure for procuring research and development services. It serves a double purpose: it allows public services to find common solutions to shared needs; and it creates opportunities for companies in Europe to take international leadership in new markets.
Syndicat des Eaux et de l'Assainissement Alsace-Moselle (SDEA)
Compagnie Intercommunale Liégeoise des Eaux (CILE)
Eau de Paris
Environmental Management Consortium of the Provincial Government of Badajoz (PROMEDIO)
Fundación Nueva Cultura del Agua (FNCA)
Office International de l’Eau (OIEau)
Université de Limoges
Aqua Publica Europea (APE)