Consumption Awareness and Benchmarking
Develop further knowledge of water use statistical distributions by customer characteristics to support the goal of increased customer segmentation. Recommend steps to support the benchmarking ambition where required (e.g. harmonisation of data sets from different wholesalers, data volumes needed, and external data sets needed). Advance leak detection practices by recommending a standard definition of a leak for use in granular consumption data analysis."
As of April 2023, the LIDA2 project has started with an intern being appointed at Leeds University to deliver the research work. Granular consumption data from three wholesalers and other supporting customer segmentation data from CMOS has been provided. GDPR principles have been investigated and appropriate data sharing agreements developed and signed by relevant parties.