The Aguas de Valencia Group manages the facilities in La Coma (Paterna) that provide water to the region. A pipe connects two reservoirs on different levels, so that the reservoir located at the upper level lets part of the water run into the lower reservoir. In the same facilities, there is a pumping system used to distribute water resources to different locations in the surrounding area.
Saving on energy bills through a sustainable solution that takes advantage of the existing hydroelectric potential, which is not currently being taken advantage of.
Tecnoturbines installed a 10 kW Hydroregen turbine in parallel to the existing pressure valve, which starts every time the water pump system is activated. The turbine operates in self-consumption mode, taking advantage of the energy from the water in the upper reservoir and adding it to the pumping system, without returning it to the water network. In addition, the turbine is connected to the client’s SCADA system (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition). This means the client can control the remote process via software, as well as having access to all the energy production parameters.
The Aguas de Valencia Group recovers the potential energy of the water to generate electricity and use it in the pumping system in the same facilities, which reduces the energy bill.