Helping Create a sustainable Future.
Utonomy's technologies are making a real difference to utility companies.
We believe that, for a sustainable future, energy needs to be more affordable, more secure and have less impact on the climate.
Founded in early 2015 by CEO Adam Kingdon, Utonomy develops technologies that help utilities minimise gas loss and reduce their operating costs through more automated and lower maintenance networks.
Our products and cloud-based solutions help gas utilities improve pressure control, optimise feed-in of non-conventional gases, such as biomethane, and monitor their networks.
Utonomy’s unique solution can be retrofitted to existing network equipment quickly and easily without high capital investment. Payback for utilities is typically less than three years and the solution is already gaining strong traction from gas distribution companies.
AN AWARD-WINNING CONCEPT
In 2015, Utonomy won a Smart Proof of Concept award from Innovate UK, the UK government innovation agency. Since then, we've won a further grant to develop intelligent gas grid control software and an innovation loan to develop a solution to the problem of biomethane feed-in capacity.
Utonomy is well funded through a consortium of financial and strategic investors. These include the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund, a partnership between the Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering (an offshoot of the renowned Formula 1 race team), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Enterprise M3 Growth Fund and German-based strategic investor Insys.
PILOTING THE WAY FORWARD
In March 2018 Utonomy was awarded a significant contract by the UK gas distribution company SGN to develop and test an efficient and reliable pressure control and monitoring system that will give SGN the ability to remotely control their governor stations. A key part of this two-year NIA (Network Innovation Allowance) project is live field trials. These commenced in early 2019 on part of SGN’s southern network.
Utonomy has a talented, multidiscipline team and is based
at the University of Southampton Science Park.