Innovative alliance will improve the U.S. water sector by allowing utilities of all sizes to digitize drinking water system distribution networks through a unique shared-service model
YEHUD, ISRAEL; CHICAGO (Jan. 26, 2021) — Aquify, an Exelon business based in Chicago, IL, and TaKaDu, a leading global provider of Central Event Management (CEM) solutions for water utilities based in Yehud, Israel, are announcing a strategic alliance to bring advanced water technologies as well as digital solutions and services to the U.S. water utilities market. The collaboration merges TaKaDu’s global market-leading CEM platform with Aquify’s comprehensive water distribution network monitoring services to create an end-to-end shared-service offering, that includes sensors, software platform, cybersecure communications network, field operations, and a professionally staffed 24/7 operations and engineering center.
The Aquify-TaKaDu alliance provides U.S. water utilities of all sizes with access to advanced technologies and best practices utilized by leading utilities across the globe to increase efficiency, reduce water loss and improve customer service.
Funds, resources, size, and staff are no longer obstacles for adopting innovative technologies and advanced water loss methodologies for U.S. water utilities. The new shared-service model offered through this alliance removes the traditional barriers for many water agencies to ‘going digital.’
“In this era where concerns related to COVID and global warming are placing increasing pressures on water utilities of all sizes, we are proud to partner with Aquify to help these utilities advance the use of data in their operations,” says Amir Peleg, TaKaDu’s Founder and CEO. “We have seen how our customers from Australia to the Middle East to Europe and Latin America have used our CEM to find leaks, reduce operational cost, shorten repair cycles and improve customer service and we’re excited to make this affordable and accessible to U.S. utilities through this unique business model.”
The proven capabilities of the TaKaDu CEM platform to analyze real-time water distribution network data coupled with supplemental information to identify system incidents such as leaks and pressure anomalies is now combined with Aquify’s 24/7 network operations center. Utilities can now have unprecedented visibility to make data-informed decisions regardless of the size of their staff, their network, or where they are in their digital journey.
“As one of the leading energy companies in the U.S., Exelon’s utilities have enabled the smart grid to achieve consistent levels of reliability, resilience and efficiency for their 10 million utility customers,” says Lev Goldberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Aquify. “With TaKaDu as our Central Event Management and analytics platform, and our unique shared-service business model, Aquify is now bringing the ‘smart grid’ to water utilities. We are making new technologies affordable and accessible to utilities across the country.”
Aquify (www.exelonaquify.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, one of the leading electric and gas utility companies in the U.S., serving more than 10 million customers. Aquify provides cities and municipalities across the U.S. with a new way to manage their aging water infrastructure while also achieving new levels of reliability, resilience and responsiveness. Aquify gives water utilities peace-of-mind and unprecedented system visibility through 24/7 system monitoring and advanced analytics without the need for additional staff or capital investment.
TaKaDu (www.takadu.com) is a global leader in Central Event Management solutions for water utilities. TaKaDu’s cloud-based service enables utilities to detect, analyze and manage network events and incidents, such as leaks, bursts, faulty assets, telemetry and data issues, operational failures, water quality and more. TaKaDu acts as the central management layer for all network events detected by its own data analytics engine and other external alerting systems (e.g. acoustic loggers, sensor alerts). TaKaDu is integrated with other IT systems (e.g. GIS, work order, CRM, call center and asset management), as well as being part of a comprehensive Smart City solution. Converting raw data into knowledge using big data analytics and algorithms, TaKaDu provides visibility and actionable insights for increased efficiency, water loss reduction and improved customer service. A cloud-based SaaS platform, TaKaDu brings together huge amounts of information in an easy-to-use, flexible and scalable solution. TaKaDu’s solution is operational 24/7 in leading water utilities in 12 countries.