Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering
and construction firm, announced the launch of BC
Blue TM, a smart utility approach to efficiently manage and
operate water, wastewater and stormwater utilities.
Business intelligence visualizations collect system-wide
data, transforming it into a singular view of enhanced
analytical information and foresight to help staff
make informed decisions faster. Bringing engineering,
operations, water quality and management together, the
visualizations integrate systems including supervisory
control and data acquisition (SCADA), asset management,
customer service and geographic information systems.
By embracing the BC Blue approach, utilities can discover
and utilize untapped potential to create a smart utility path
forward for efficient, high-value outcomes. Subsequent
benefits include real-time contaminant detection and
improved water quality, enhanced asset monitoring for
infrastructure and equipment replacement, predictive
emergency response, improved customer service and
“BC Blue helps utilities efficiently align operations and
systems to better collect and understand data for long-term
capital investment and innovation planning while reducing
operator training time,” said Kevin Stively, smart utility
services leader at Brown and Caldwell.
SUEZ, one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utility
organizations, is partnering with Brown and Caldwell
to develop a state-of-the-art smart SCADA process
throughout its award-winning 1,000 square mile SCADA
network. The BC Blue-inspired method will establish an
integrated, intuitive SCADA system harnessing data and
analytics for increased utility performance and security
while reducing operator training time.
Powered with this approach, SUEZ will implement smart
SCADA upgrades and renewals throughout its 15 North
American utility operations, ensuring alignment with
the firm’s overarching smart utility vision. A first for an
investor-owned utility, the large-scale integration of SUEZ’
SCADA systems encompasses more than two dozen
systems, each operated independently from one another.
Brown and Caldwell Launch Smart