Severn Trent Water, a utility that serves some eight million people in the Midlands region, has gone to market with a £4.8 million RFP to replace its existing SCADA systems with a new solution that will plug a range of data sources into Azure.
“The proposed solution, which we are calling Vision, will integrate with all existing disparate data sources (GIS, asset data, weather etc), into an integrated Azure hosted platform aligned with the utilities’ cloud strategy” the company said.
The move comes as water utilities across the country look to make greater use of data to conduct preventative maintenance, fix leaks, support customers and reduce carbon emissions from unnecessary site visits. As data storage costs fall, the viability of capturing essentially everything they are capable of tracking has become viable.
“Predictive analytics for situational awareness”
“The solution will provide the capability to perform insight and predictive analytics for network situational awareness, alarm monitoring and resolution, scenario generation and forecasting to manage the operations and control of assets more effectively”, Severn Trent Water said in a contract notice posted today, August 28.