Project #4668

Managing Water and Wastewater Utility Data to Reduce Energy Consumption and Cost

$622,165
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Carla
Cherchi
Research Manager
Ms. Mary Smith
Contractor
Stantec
Energy Optimization

Abstract

The project will provide guidance to water and wastewater utilities on leading practices for automated data collection and management to reduce energy consumption and cost of pumping operations and treatment processes. The project will:

  • Identify data sets of value for water and wastewater utilities to reduce energy consumption and cost of pumping operations and treatment processes
  • Identify data acquisition, communication, and storage requirements from various Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) components, including remote data monitoring systems, with a focus on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Energy Management Systems
  • Assess methods of data transmission, collection, and storage options, and discuss pros and cons of each
  • Identify data analytics, platforms, and display methods that will support reduction in energy consumption and cost of water and wastewater pumping operations and treatment processes.