Vodafone has won a four-year deal worth £75m to manage Scottish Power Energy Networks’ energy facilities and integrate new smart grid technologies.
The contract will see Vodafone manage and upgrade performance monitoring across 30,000 underground power stations and enhance fault identification systems throughout the company’s electricity transmission and distribution networks.
“We look forward to working with Vodafone who will provide communications systems that will help us to manage the day-to-day reliability of our network and plan for the future,” said Scottish Power Energy Networks CEO, Frank Mitchell.
The new relationship will also assist Scottish Power with its long term smart energy plan where the utility firm plans the invest over £6bn over the next years to upgrade and improve its network. At present, the network covers 3.5 million homes and businesses across the UK.
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