Digita has entered a partnership with water and energy supplier Alva-yhtiöt Oy to provide individual remote water meter reading services to housing companies. The service uses Digita’s nationwide IoT network based on the LoRaWAN technology as well as the OmaVesi cloud service developed by Digita.

With buildings being subjected to new energy efficiency legislation, water meters must be installed in new residential buildings as well as buildings undergoing plumbing renovations to facilitate billing based on flat-specific meter readings and actual consumption

“Alva’s goal is to help our customers use their water and energy resources more efficiently. Individual remote water readings and the associated consumption reporting and alerting services are a welcome addition to our Mainio Taloyhtiö service concept promoting smart water and energy consumption, and they also offer our customers concrete benefits”, Jukka Pennanen, Alva’s Customer Success Vice President, says.

“We are actively developing new data-based and digital services together with our customers and partner network. Digita’s national IoT network provides a reliable platform for the services, while cooperation with Digita makes it possible for Alva to expand our service portfolio across Finland”, Pennanen continues.

“We are very pleased to have the innovative and active Alva use our IoT network and OmaVesi cloud service, which enables individual water meter reading and billing based on actual consumption. With automated data collection, accurate daily consumption data can be obtained directly by both the water supplier and the resident, meaning that billing based on estimates can be phased out”, Ari Kuukka, Digita’s Director of IoT Services, explains. “Individual meter readings reduce water and energy consumption, making the building’s carbon footprint smaller.”

“The service also issues alerts and notifies the users of unusual water consumption patterns”, Kuukka continues. “Remote water meters connected to our wireless IoT network can be installed in both old and new buildings without wiring. The water meters to be installed will run on batteries for up to 15 years”, Kuukka says.

Media contacts:

Alva-yhtiöt Oy, Jukka Pennanen, Vice President, Customer Success, tel. +358 (0)44 200 8588, jukka.pennanen(at)alva.fi

Digita Oy, Ari Kuukka, Director, IoT services, tel. +358 (0)40 149 7942, ari.kuukka@digita.fi

Alva-yhtiöt Oy provides utilities that we all need: water, heat and electricity. Alva produces and distributes electricity and produces, sells and distributes heat and water through its networks in the Jyväskylä region. Alva’s mission is to be a trailblazer in the provision of water, energy and resource efficiency services. Alva works together with its customers to promote energy efficiency, greener choices and more responsible infrastructure management. The group employs approximately 240 professionals with EUR 163 million in net sales in 2019. Alva-yhtiöt Oy is owned by the City of Jyväskylä.www.alva.fi

Digita owns and operates Finland’s leading terrestrial network for nationwide TV and radio transmissions, and is the country’s largest independent owner of telecommunication masts. The company is a provider of digital software and services. Digita’s services include telecommunication masts, data centre and IoT services, and broadcasting services for the future. Digita provides services to Finland’s largest mobile phone operators, internet and media companies, infrastructure enterprises and real estate owners. Digita employs 180 experts across Finland.