This presentation will focus on JEA’s water and wastewater operations, which have embraced and leveraged these digital technologies by creating a data strategy and using the real-time data to drive smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, all while reducing risk. In addition, with the COVID-19 pandemic, these resilient utilities are monitoring the process remotely and keeping staff safe while meeting regulatory compliance. JEA will present their successes in the digital transformation journey by highlighting:
- Leveraging real time OSIsoft PI System data from over 1400 waste water pumping stations, 37 water treatment plants and over 300 water pressure sensors throughout JEA’s service territory. This real time data is being displayed on a 3D interactive map combining it with GIS data, electric service availability using 2 way smart meters, and real time weather data (with more data sources in the works). This map brings a high level of situational awareness to JEA’s large service territory in both blue and grey sky conditions.
- JEA currently has over 300 water pressure sensors located on the potable water distribution grid with the expectation of expanding to over 1500 over the next several years. JEA also has over 130 sewer force main pressure sensors with similar expansion desires. This expansion in the pressure sensor assets over the next several years will approach $2m in capital investments. The sensors are a critical part of JEA’s distribution and collection hydraulic modeling software. By leveraging the PI System analytic and notification capabilities, we hope to be able to identify any pressure sensor anomalies and correct the issue before any negative impact on operations.
Solutions: Environmental, Regulatory, Compliance; Process Optimization and Quality Improvement; Remote Operations Monitoring
OSIsoft Products: PI Core (PI Server, AF Server, Analytics, Notifications, Event Frames); PI Vision; Developer Technologies