Irrigation optimization and well pump monitoring leveraging smart meter data

PI Name : 

Chandra Krintz

Co-PI: 

Rich Wolski
Roland Geyer

Agency Name: 

PowWow Energy, Inc.

Abstract: 

The overall objective of this project is to demonstrate energy efficiency farming practices and a scalable well pump monitoring solution on more than 1,000 acres of farmland. Unlike existing solutions that require hardware installations, this platform leverages existing smart meter data from power utilities to measure groundwater extraction and integrates other data sources into a user-friendly software tool to assist growers to optimize irrigation. By using this platform, farms will be able to reduce energy and water consumption while maintaining or improving crop yields.

Amount Awarded: 

$416,488

Date(s): 

06/15/2015 to 12/29/2017

Related IEE Person: 

Area/s of Research : 

Computing
Sustainability