South Australia Water saves AUD$3 million in electricity costs through analytical tools

South Australia Water has embarked on an ambitious AUD 400 million network upgrade project using new analytical tools from Bentley...

Apr 19th, 2016
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PORT AUGUSTA, Australia - South Australia Water (SA Water) has embarked on an ambitious AUD 400 million network upgrade project using new analytical tools from Bentley.

SA Water implemented a suite of decision support tools, using the Amulet solution to continue operating the potable water network optimally while reducing operating cost and improving efficiency.

SA Water used Amulet as the intelligent operational platform to apply a variety of descriptive, diagnostic, and predictive analytics techniques on data from multiple sources, including operational and IT.

By capturing and converging this data into one system, utility SA Water was said to have gained increased understanding of the patterns and relationships its historical and day-to-day information held.

The solution has led SA Water to save AUD3 million in electricity costs alone as well as reducing overall operations expenses.

According to Bentley, the solution enabled the utility to “address situations quicker, predict demand, have a clear picture of water availability, and move water safely and cost effectively ahead of time”.

Steve McMichael, SA Water’s manager of network and production planning, said: “These tools have enabled us to develop operational data analytics, dashboards, and reports that help us effectively plan, monitor, and control our integrated water supply system.”

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