As part of its commitment to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, not-for-profit water company Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is collaborating with UK pump service company Riventa to test the efficiency of 424 wastewater pumps at 132 treatment works.
Riventa’s expertise in next-generation pump system optimisation will support Welsh Water in evaluating asset performance and reducing energy consumption.
Over the next two years, this data collected by Riventa will identify inefficiencies and enable Welsh Water to address poor assets, driving investment and refurbishments to improve performance.
Andrew Heygate-Browne, energy projects analyst at Welsh Water, said: “With a gross energy bill of £77m in 2021 and 2022, we need to reduce our energy consumption and play a role in Welsh Government’s decarbonisation targets for Wales. Working with Riventa to ensure our pumps operate as efficiently as possible is one of several steps towards Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.”