Background

Water system optimization from Peak-Dynamics

Water supply is today the second highest energy consumer in virtually every country worldwide. With water systems increasing in complexity, leading to rising operational costs along with increases in electricity costs, water authorities are confronted with difficult problems. Furthermore, water authorities are facing the challenges of compliance with increasingly rigorous water quality and environmental regulations and the need to take advantage of the growing open electricity market. Add to this the fact that water authorities rely on human input, experience and guesswork for their decision-making, while the amount of data to consider becomes overwhelming and unmanageable. In the present climate of constricting budgets and the need to “make do with less”, it is clear that a very basic change in how water systems are managed is needed.