»↓Suez Environment Aquires Derceto
September 22, 2014
Suez Environment, through its subsidiary Ondeo Systems, has finalised the acquisition of Derceto, the world leader in solutions for minimising the cost of energy of drinking water production and distribution systems. based in Auckland, New Zealand, the company has some 20 employees with offices in the United States, Canada and the UK.
»↓Consorci d’Aigües de Tarragona in Spain implements Derceto Aquadapt water distribution optimization software
June 05, 2014
Consorci d’Aigües de Tarragona (CAT) in Tarragona, Spain, is the first mainland Europe utility to commit to implement Derceto Aquadapt® operations optimization software. Following a three-month competitive tender process CAT chose Adasa, working in partnership with Derceto Ltd, to deliver an energy optimization solution for their entire water distribution system. Configuration of the software will take nine months and on-site installation and operation is expected to start in September 2014. The software is projected to pay for itself quickly through electricity cost savings.
»↓Derceto Releases Aquadapt Version 5.15
August 04, 2013
[Auckland, New Zealand - 4 August 2013] Today Derceto announced the release of Aquadapt 5.15 with significant new features including user requested enhancements to the Dashboard and operator displays. This follows many months of extensive testing including client specific testing using our full back-up client copies running on the development servers in our head office. We are particularly pleased that so many client requested features are in this roll-out, reflecting the every expanding user base around the world. Derceto has started the roll-out with Northumbrian Water in the UK and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in the US.
»↓Derceto shortlisted for GE ANZ Low Carbon Ecomagination Challenge
July 23, 2013
[Auckland, New Zealand - 23 July 2013] The GE Australia & New Zealand Low Carbon ecomagination Challenge is an open innovation challenge where businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and universities/students share their best ideas on how to reduce carbon emissions. Derceto was one of 35 finalists selected from 191 valid entries and invited to Sydney, Australia to attend the presentation of awards on 19 March 2013 by GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. Derceto is proud to have been recognized by GE’s international selection panel as a significant technology for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction.
»↓Existing Aquadapt System Extended for Unitywater, Queensland
July 05, 2013
[Auckland, New Zealand, 13 July 2013] In 2005 Derceto delivered one of its first international systems for Maroochy Water Services in Queensland Australia. Over the years through growth and merger Maroochy Water became Sunshine Coast Water and now Unitywater, expanding their Aquadapt implementation at each step. Over 670,000 people receive their water from Unitywater, 16.3% of Queensland’s population, spread over 5223 square km.
»↓Dashboard Enhancements Completed for Washington Suburban
May 23, 2013
[San Francisco, CA, USA - 25 May 2013] Derceto recently completed the customization of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) Aquadapt Dashboard. Increased operator data requirements drove WSSC’s request to have Derceto add new information pages to the already very successful Aquadapt dashboard. The new abilities to display multiple assets simultaneously in graphs and tables makes it much easier for system operators to see the interactions and effects that changes in the operations of a given set of assets such as pumps may have on other elements of the system such as storage tanks in a larger zone. Feedback from WSSC indicates that the new features are a welcome addition to the Dashboard, making life easier for the already busy operators who appreciate seeing data in a format that suits them without complexity of clutter.
»↓Greater Wellington Regional Council Moves Onto Real-Time Energy Pricing
April 19, 2013
[Auckland, New Zealand - 19 April 2013] Greater Wellington Regional Council, (GWRC), New Zealand, are the latest Aquadapt user to move onto real-time electricity pricing to save additional energy cost. Using real-time pricing is seen as potentially risky without the use of an established and proven product like Aquadapt. Aquadapt has a great track record in achieving significant cost savings by fully utilizing the flexibility in pricing available in a real-time market. GWRC have already reported significant savings and are thrilled with the quick roll-out of the real-time pricing module which has had no negative effects on operations while achieving these cost improvements.
»↓Region of Peel Public Works Water Division Completes Implementation of Derceto Aquadapt Energy Management and Operations Optimization Solution
March 04, 2013
[Toronto, Canada - March 2013] Derceto Canada Ltd the leader in energy management and operations optimization solutions for water utilities, in collaboration with our partner AECOM today announced completed the implementation of an Aquadapt project for the Region of Peel. This substantial project applies the Aquadapt energy management and operations optimization software to the entire water production and distribution network for Region of Peel. They are the second largest municipality in Ontario and supply water to over 1,000,000 people in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and parts of the Town of Caledon. The Region of Peel procures energy on the real time market via the Canadian ISO; the constantly changing hourly energy price making full use of the real-time optimization capabilities of Aquadapt. Peel treated and distributed 225,400 ML of water in 2012 and spends approximately $10.8 million and $11.9 million per year on electricity for treatment and pumping respectively.
»↓Derceto Works with MWH on Water Reasearch Foundation Greenhouse Gas Project
February 13, 2013
[San Francisco, CA, USA - 13 February 2013] MWH and Derceto were awarded a Water Research Foundation (WRF) funded project in California to develop a greenhouse gas module for an Energy and Water Quality Management System (EWQMS), part of a long running AWWA project. As part of the deliverables two Aquadapt implementations will trial functionality that aims to minimize the greenhouse gas footprint from pumping water. Typically pumping is a major component of all energy procured by a utility, often comprising 90% of total electricity purchases.
»↓Stage 1 of El Paso Water Utilities Installation Completed
January 04, 2013
[San Francisco, CA, USA - 4 January 2013] Today Derceto, Inc. completed the first stage of a two part implementation of it’s Aquadapt energy management and operations optimization solution for El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU). El Paso is located in West Texas on the international boundary between Mexico and the United States on the Rio Grande. The City of El Paso and the surrounding area of El Paso County, with a population of approximately 750,000 is the fifth largest city in Texas.
Chuck Weber, Superintendent of Operations, WaterOne, Johnson County, Kansas.
Q: How can a reservoir level be predicted to go up when it is below minimum and no pumps/valves are scheduled on to fill it?
A: If a reservoir level is below the minimum limit this breaches a primary constraint. There could be many reasons for this including bringing a tank back into service or recovery after pipeline or pump station failure. To allow the Aquadapt Solver to find a solution we make it assume the storage tank it is at minimum level at the start of the solve period. Aquadapt software may then show the tank level at this level which is greater than the actual level for the next period even when nothing is actually filling the reservoir. Normally back up level control will ensure the tank stays above minimum. We indicate that this is not a true indication of level by shading all of the level values on the screen grey instead of blue to make it more obvious that this level data is invalid.