Economy

PT and EPAL will Change the Process of Water Saving

The Portuguese Companies Presented four Innovative Solutions

June 23rd, 2016
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Two Portuguese companies, PT and EPAL, have come together in order to make the process of saving water more effective, for both companies and domestic customers. They presented a portfolio of services and products to enable four technological solutions to stop water waste.

PT, or Portugal Telecom, is the largest telecommunications service provider in Portugal, and since 2015, it has been part of the Altice Group, a multinational cable and telecommunications company. EPAL, for the other side, is the concessionaire for supplying water to the city of Lisbon, Portugal. These two companies, private and state-owned, presented their joint idea in the Lisbon Showroom.

“With this partnership, PT and EPAL look forward to make technology and in particular, the water resource itself, available for municipal management, both within and outside the country. We are following a strategic and integrated perspective of city development” said PT's CEO, Paulo Neves.

For these companies, the goal is to ensure significant saving in water distribution networks, and also to monitor the overall water consumption. Their commercial approach translates into four different solutions to make the systems more efficient, and therefore, to make Lisbon a smart city (“Smart Cities” is a concept that PT explains on their website.

One of the presented solutions is called WONE®. It is a water network management system placed in Lisbon which is supposed to reduce water losses to 8%. Another one of the solutions is called “Telemetria de Água” (Water Telemetry), from the company PT Empresas, and it includes the mentioned portfolio, and allows a reading of the water consumption numbers.

The third solution presented is called AQUAmatrix® , from EPAL, is available in Portugal, Cape Verde and Mozambique, and it consists of a 360º vision system which enables each client to manage all the commercial activities, like infrastructure development. Finally, the fourth system is called Waterbeep® , and it also provides information on the water consumption, but by personal alerts (SMS or email), warning the client when there are unusual numbers.

The representatives of PT and EPAL expressed the need for different cities to develop diverse strategies to create efficient systems and save precious resources like water.

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Cultural Diplomacy News
Beatriz Nunes, CD News