Vodafone has secured a four-year £75m contract with ScottishPower Energy Networks.
The mobile network explained it will offer services to ScottishPower which will be used to monitor performance across the energy company’s vast distribution networks, which covers 3.5m UK homes and businesses.
‘A world-class power distribution network relies on world-class digital communications to function effectively,’ said Vodafone Global Enterprise chief executive Jan Geldmacher. ‘We welcome the opportunity to work with ScottishPower in support of the company’s plans to meet the long-term needs of its customers.’
£6bn infrastructure investment
The operators explained that its will also work with ScottishPower to improve the energy firm’s infrastructure. This will be through monitoring performance, implementing renewable sources into the energy company and developing smart grid technology.
Vodafone that this will be part of ScottishPower’s £6bn investment into upgrading its network.
SP Energy Networks CEO, Frank Mitchell, said: ‘This is a major contract that is designed to enhance our network operations and ultimately benefit our 3.5m customers. 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.’