The IoT company Wideco has been collaborating with E.ON for many years – and now they are contracted for a new, extensive project. Due to the ongoing shutdown of the 2G and 3G mobile networks, E.ON needs to carry out a major upgrade.

– The new monitoring system is part of the work to secure and develop our district heating maintenance for the future, says Patrik Nilsson, network analyst at E.ON.

During the spring, the project procurement was concluded, and now the work has begun to replace E.ON’s monitoring units in Norrköping, Stockholm, and Örebro. E.ON, one of Sweden’s leading electricity, heat, and energy providers, has engaged Wideco to develop and upgrade alarm units within district heating pipelines and wells. The work is extensive and is expected to continue until 2025.

– We have been working with Wideco for a long time and have a good relationship, which is, of course, a big plus. But above all, they offer good, quality products that enable secure monitoring, says Patrik Nilsson.

The overall goal is to improve the future readiness of the monitoring system by integrating 4G technology. This involves secure two-way communication, where the system always alerts if something happens.

– When it comes to district heating, it’s important that you can see the entire process and trust that the system reports in all situations, after all, we’re dealing with millions of liters of 95-degree water. LoRaWan is a great system for less critical applications, but for this purpose, 4G is by far the best choice. E.ON has made a good investment by choosing 4G to secure district heating,” says Peter Dimblad, Key Account Manager at Wideco.

– Wideco has a long experience in developing and selling products to the district heating industry. This, combined with solid knowledge of hardware and software, allows them to offer good products that help us monitor and maintain our facilities,” says Patrik Nilsson.

For further information:

Peter Dimbland, Key Account Manager Wideco Sweden AB, +46 763 07 35 99,

Wideco Sweden AB is a business, founded in 1982. Today, Wideco is a leading IoT company that increases safety and efficiency in industries and buildings. The business is based in Borås, Sweden with 16 employees. The company’s unique IoT platform for sensors in smart buildings, industry and cities is based on city networks for LoRawan. The company today monitors and protects over 40,000 km of transmission and distribution networks and 6,000 chambers worldwide. Wideco is also a part of Pipelife – a subsidiary of Wienerberger AG