Wellfield Energy Optimization
consumption accounts for the majority of operating cost for a wellfield
at most municipalities. By developing optimal pumping strategies, substantial
cost savings can be realized for extraction and transportation of groundwater.
Energy optimization involves determining the optimal scheduling of pumpage,
while satisfying any operating constraints such as minimum system pressure,
acceptable water quality, and compliance with permitted withdrawal rates
for the wellfield.
Using our global optimization techniques, we can develop
dynamic pumping schedules which minimize well interference, minimize well-head
and distribution system pressure, account for variable electricity tariff,
and allow operation of wells at optimal pump-curve levels. The optimization scheme can
be incorporated within a SCADA system or operated independently.