EGU21-3364
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-3364
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Integrated Platform for Smart Operational Monitoring and Efficient Energy Management of Water Supply Networks

Anastasios Perdios1, Georgia Papacharalampous1, Athanasios Dimas1, Georgios Horsch1, Irene Karathanasi2, Fotis Katrivesis2, Demetris Stergiopoulos2, Maria Zarkadoula3, Eleftheria Zappa3, Olga Koutsogianni3, Vasileios Alexandrou3, Theodoros Pappas4, Pavlos Paraskevopoulos4, Athanasios Venizelos4, and Andreas Langousis1
Anastasios Perdios et al.
  • 1Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece (andlag@upatras.gr)
  • 2Municipal Enterprise of Water Supply and Sewerage of the City of Patras, Patras, Greece (i.karathanasi@deyap.gr)
  • 3Department of Environment and Transport, Division of Energy Efficiency, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving, Pikermi Attiki, Greece (mariazar@cres.gr)
  • 4Telco Software Business Division, Intracom Telecom, Peania, Greece (thpappas@intracom-telecom.com)

Research project “PerManeNt” aims at developing an integrated platform for operational monitoring, smart control, and sustainable energy management of the external aqueduct system of the city of Patras in western Greece, which consists of more than 60 km of pressurized pipeline, 44 pumping wells, 3 springs, 22 regulating tanks, and 14 pumping stations. Given the significance of the existing infrastructure, 5 main pipelines, 7 pumping wells, 9 reservoirs, and 5 pumping stations were selected to be monitored in the context of: a) real-time data collection, processing and visualization, b) near real-time detection of system malfunctioning and automatic alarm generation, and c) generation of short and longer term forecasts for the water demand and corresponding energy consumption rates, based on hydrometeorological data and environmental indices. The development of the integrated platform is expected to have significant scientific, financial, societal and environmental impacts including: i) efficient water resources management and environmental protection, ii) reduction of the operational costs and regulator expenses for system maintenance and management, iii) promotion of citizens’ awareness regarding environmental issues, and iv) significant improvement of the quality of services offered, including pricing and emergency planning.

Acknowledgments:

This research is co‐financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE (project code: T2EDK-4177.

How to cite: Perdios, A., Papacharalampous, G., Dimas, A., Horsch, G., Karathanasi, I., Katrivesis, F., Stergiopoulos, D., Zarkadoula, M., Zappa, E., Koutsogianni, O., Alexandrou, V., Pappas, T., Paraskevopoulos, P., Venizelos, A., and Langousis, A.: Integrated Platform for Smart Operational Monitoring and Efficient Energy Management of Water Supply Networks, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-3364, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-3364, 2021.

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