Broomfield, Colorado USA, July 13, 2005 - Stretching the boundaries of innovation in the geospatial waterworks industry, MWH Soft, a leading provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced the release of its acclaimed Scheduler extension, the premier energy management solution for water distribution systems, for the H2OMAP Water GIS platform. The new extension allows water utilities worldwide to enhance business efficiency by quickly developing sound, cost-effective pumping policies that reduce operational costs and enable more reliable operations.
Energy costs generally constitute the largest expenditure for nearly all water utilities worldwide, consuming as much as 65 percent of a water utility's annual operating budget. One of the greatest opportunities for energy cost savings is improved scheduling of daily pump operations. The new H2OMAP Scheduler module is expressly designed to help (or train) water distribution system operators to manage energy consumption more effectively and improve overall operations, using optimized pumping strategies and reservoir control. The program automatically pinpoints the scheduling that best meets target hydraulic and water quality performance requirements at maximum cost savings.
First introduced in 1999, Scheduler has changed the way utility operators and engineering professionals around the world make informed operational decisions on managing their water distribution systems to maximize energy savings and optimize system performance. The program is widely used by both small and very large water utilities like the Cities of Arcadia and Santa Barbara (CA), Las Vegas Valley Water District (NV), Thames Water and Yorkshire Water (UK), and the Regional Municipality of Durham (Canada). In some applications, energy savings of over 10 percent were realized.