AQUADVANCED ENERGY®

Aquadvanced Energy ensures high quality water is delivered where it is needed at a minimum cost

SUEZ present Aquadvanced Energy, a proven real-time optimisation system for water distribution networks, bringing down energy costs while maximising operational performance, water quality and energy efficiency leading to an improved environmental footprint.

How it works

The software uses data collected from the production-distribution system, calculating water consumption forecasts and energy prices to model the information and define the optimised pumping strategies that are implemented automatically. Consequently, it secures the 24×7 operation of the system, while cutting operating costs and conserves existing infrastructure.

Aquadvanced Energy utilises SCADA and telemetry systems to read live data and issue commands to pumps and valves throughout an entire distribution system, producing the correct volume of water where and when it is needed.

Aquadvanced

A holistic software solution tailored to your network

Reduced energy costs (£/ML): using energy when it is cheaper to do so or by making use of self-production capacity when it is worth it. Aquadvanced can manage any tariffs including spot-pricing and will react to changes in real-time.

Reduced energy consumption (kWh/ML): by using less energy as a result of a highly efficient system operation, our customers have been able to obtain a consistent 6-8% in efficiency savings which is achievable even when an energy tariff is flat.

Reduced production costs (£/ML): when multiple production sources are available, Aquadvanced will operate those that represent lower running costs. This may depend on chemical or energy costs or external constraints as well as abstraction license limitations.

GHG reduction (CO2/ML): delivering water more efficiently will directly lead to significant reductions in the utility’s GHG footprint.

Event management/Dynamic adaption: with a holistic view and approach, Aquadvanced Energy has a complete understanding of a system’s behaviour and automatically reacts to any events to minimise the impact on the supply service. Should unexpected events occur such as a burst main or disruption to operation of a treatment works, the solution will reconfigure the system to keep the service up through alternative distribution paths.

Water quality management: Aquadvanced Energy will reduce the water aging system as well as handle source blending and sources/ production smoothing to keep the quality parameters within the desired limits.

Leakage reduction: operating the system with the right pressure to guarantee the supply service quality will lead to a harmonisation of the pressure throughout the network, therefore, reducing the volume of non-revenue water. Calm network operation also helps to reduce pipe bursts. Improvements of up to 10% have been reported.

Operational consistency: sophisticated automation ensures consistent operations that work to overcome challenges within standard operating procedures.

A holistic / system-wide solution versus…

POINT TO POINT

HOLISTIC / SYSTEM WIDE

Point to point solutions look to optimise a subset of assets, primarily one pump station to one or more storage tanks.

Holistic optimisers look at the systems as a whole, determining optimal solutions for each asset in the distribution network.

Produce individual pump station schedules looking at the local picture. This operation is then repeated to produce a number of partial solutions which may not combine efficiently across the full network.

Produces an optimal solution for the whole system and considers all interactions of a network.

These combined solutions do little to take into consideration the impact on production. Eg. all pump stations could start simultaneously when cheap tariff periods start which can put too much strain on production.

By understanding how the overall system behaves and the interaction of each asset over time, the solution works in tandem with a distribution network for complete system efficiency.

Most or all savings are based on load shifting, making use of energy when it is at its cheapest. Due to computational constraints, none attempt to achieve control of complex interconnected assets.

Savings are based on load shifting and enhanced system efficiency from harmonious interaction of assets across the network.

Download our Northumbrian Water case study to read about how they saved over £50,000 more than projected:

NORTHUMBRIAN WATER CASE STUDY

Successful applications of AQUADVANCED ENERGY:

“AQUADVANCED ENERGY proved itself to be a powerful means of ensuring operations consistency — steadying network performance, enhancing reservoir management and turnover, and thus improving water quality. The software analyzed in real-time and processed an optimum network solution every 30 minutes, increasing efficiency.”
Mick Baker, Network Control Manager at Northumbrian Water

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