2020 - OSIsoft PI World San Francisco - Enterprise Infrastructure
Water & Facilities Q&A Session - Digital Transformation & Journey to Intelligence [Riverside & LADWP]
Riverside Public Utilities -
RPU has used OSIsoft's PI System to automate daily water operation reports that previously took staff at least 4 hours a day to create. These reports would not be available until noon, and included yesterdays information. Now they are accurate and up to date the moment they are opened.
RPU has integrated WaterTrax and ESRI GIS with OSISoft PI to improve water quality reporting and display the data on a map. Through the power of PI DataLink, RPU improved processing time on internal data requests and regulatory reports due to the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water.
RPU has recently started using PI Manual Logger to increase efficiency while collecting production data at well and booster station sites.
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power -
LADWP is one of the largest municipal utilities in the US, serving water and power to over 4 million customers. The Water System hopes to address water resources, water quality, operations, infrastructure and regulatory requirements by transforming itself into a state-of-the-art intelligent water system. Water Information Network (WIN) project is a holistic approach using the OSIsoft PI System as one of the central data hubs. Our team started with ground level efforts to build pilot applications to solve some immediate problems and demonstrate data integration capabilities. From top down, we started Water System wide workshops with management and subject matter experts that identified major data systems to be integrated and over 80 use cases. The results form the basis for an agile development and growth plan that will pave the road for utility technology development for the next decade to come.
Riverside Public Utilities
Robin Glenney is the Water Quality Administrator for the City of Riverside Public Utilities Department. She is responsible for the Water Operations Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance programs and the management of its operational data. She uses OSIsoft PI System daily for Water System monitoring and reporting.
Riverside Public Utilities
Brando Crozier is the Administrative Analyst for the Technology Integration team at Riverside Public Utilities. He is responsible for project coordination when bringing in solutions for OSIsoft PI, ESRI GIS, and custom development. He tracks the impacts that PI and other solutions have on RPU, such as ROI and process improvements. Brando has received certificates in many of the PI solutions and system administration.
Nicole (Xiaozhou) Smith, is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager working for the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Water System. Nicole has also worked for East Bay Municipal Utility District (Oakland CA), the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation and consulting companies with a combined 15 years of experiences in Water and Wastewater Engineering. Her projects range from water and wastewater treatment, groundwater, hydraulics, distribution, water quality, utility planning, pipeline design and construction, asset and project management, air quality control, facility construction to technology development. Nicole received a BS degree in Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, an MS degree in Civil Engineering, and she is a registered Professional Engineer in California.
Vincent Rivera, PE, is an engineering associate at the City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power. He has over 30 years of experience in instrumentation, control system engineering and system integration. He has been in the forefront of operation technology implementation in industries from oil field to biotech to emissions cap and trade. After joining LADWP in 2008, he was lead commissioning engineer for the system-wide conversion to chloramine disinfection. He is currently the technical lead for the LADWP intelligent water system program, the Water Information Network (WIN).