Case Study

Optimising Pump Performance in California

San Jose Water optimises its pump efficiency with AVEVA™ PI System™



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Energy Efficiency

Pump Optimisation

San Jose Water needed to reduce energy costs, lower carbon emissions, and improve the performance of its assets to keep water flowing to customers sustainably. To do this, the utility first had to analyse and monitor pump efficiency and relative operational cost across its groundwater and booster stations.


  • The field efficiency tests previously used to prioritise pump operations were costly and time-consuming to perform and offered static results that could be years old.
  • The inability to view real-time asset information led to unexpected asset failures and costly downtime.


San Jose Water turned to AVEVA solutions to bring all of its data in one place and improve operations control and data management. With better asset monitoring capabilities, San Jose Water can operate pumps when energy rates are lowest to save thousands in electric bills and meet sustainability goals. As a result, the utility saw a return on investment less than one year after implementation.


  • Operators can make informed decisions that improve overall pump efficiency, prevent pump failure, and reduce the costs of pump operation.
  • The company reduced energy costs to save $143,000 annually.
  • The company reduced its carbon footprint by 206 tons per year.

With AVEVA PI System, we have increased efficiency and decreased costs. We estimate we’ll see a return on investment in less than one year.

– Blake Chetcuti, Operations Supervisor, San Jose Water
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