Finnish utility signs contract to boost efficiency of water network


In Central Finland, water utility Jyväskylä Energy Group has signed a three-year contract with TaKaDu to increase the visibility of its water network.

As part of the contract, TaKaDu’s central event management solution will be deployed by the Finnish utility to improve network efficiency and customer service.

The project is being overseen and implemented by Pisara, Jyväskylä Energy’s smart water solutions unit.

With Finland’s extreme weather conditions and high service standards, TaKaDu’s data-driven solution is set to improve the utility’s operational efficiency, save energy and water, and reduce repair costs by detecting, analysing and managing potential events and incidents, such as leaks, bursts, faulty assets and other anomalies.

This will give field teams early notice of developing events and a far greater knowledge of the type and urgency of the problems they need to fix before venturing out.

Pasi Jalonen, Jyväskylä Energy’s executive vice president, said, “We see long-term value by increasing the visibility of our water network. TaKaDu’s central management platform will enable us to manage incidents in one place, prioritise resources, speed up repair cycles and improve our customer service. We want to achieve better control over the water network and to understand more precisely where to put our renovation funds.”

Ziv Zaretsky, EVP sales and business development, TaKaDu, said, “We are delighted that Jyväskylä Energy in Finland has chosen TaKaDu, bringing our worldwide presence to 13 countries. Finland is clearly not a territory with water scarcity, but the need for water and energy efficiency is universal. That’s why TaKaDu has an important role to play everywhere – in such diverse climates as Australia and Finland and other countries – as a single knowledge layer.”