TaKaDu, who we’ve written about previously here and here, recently announced they’ve partnered with Schneider Electric, a global energy management giant.The partnership exposes TaKaDu to Schneider Electric’s customers in more than 100 countries, where TaKaDu will be deployed to identify inefficiencies in water management in an effort to reduce energy usage.
As Pascal Bonnefoi, water segment director at Schneider Electric, stated in a recent interview, “The Energy Bill represents on average one-third of the operating cost of the water utility. We need to do more with less – and water is not an exception.”
Bonnefoi explains, “Schneider, as the leader in Energy Management, wants to focus on the key consumption points and for drinking water it is clearly the water distribution network. So we have to group under Schneider’s Energy Management services some process efficiency services, such as TaKaDu’s water network monitoring.”
So TaKaDu empowers Schneider Electric to improve efficiency by equipping them with an effective tool, while Schneider Electric offers TaKaDu global exposure and a giant two thumbs up by partnering with them.
As Amir Peleg, founder and CEO at TaKaDu, explained recently, “By smart management of water infrastructure, we let water utilities and their consumers do more with the same amount of water. Schneider is a great match for us because of its global presence and energy background – water production takes energy, and reducing water loss also means reducing the energy spent to produce and distribute it.”
The partnership also serves to validate the visions of a smart-water grid we and Guy Horowitz from TaKaDu have described earlier, in which demand and supply are equalized and energy usage is as precise as possible.