Online citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.

Strategy For Efficient Energy Management To Solve Energy Problems In Modernized Irrigation: Analysis Of The Spanish Case

C. Rocamora, J. Vera, R. Abadía
Published 2012 · Engineering

Cite This
Download PDF
Analyze on Scholarcy
Share
While the modernization of irrigation techniques in recent years has improved water use efficiency, the substitution of open channels by pressurized pipes led to a substantial increase in the energy used in irrigated agriculture. Given the concern for energy savings and sustainability, official administrations have promoted several initiatives to improve energy efficiency in irrigated agriculture, and researchers have developed different tools for the same. Although energy audits have been conducted in irrigation networks managed by Water Users’ Associations, the implementation of energy conservation measures proposed in these audits has not been always successful. This paper, which reviews the energy aspects of irrigation systems modernized in recent decades in Spain and in other countries, considers the characteristics and special features of Water Users’ Associations and proposes an energy management system (EMS) for the same. The stages of the EMS are described, beginning with the definition of energy policy and the establishment, implementation and verification of energy plans, the essential conditions to guarantee the success of the EMS are described, in which energy audits are just a part of a process of continual improvement of energy efficiency. A Strategy for Efficient Energy Management has been implemented in a Water Users’ Association in southeast Spain. The improvement measures proposed in the first energy plan were implemented, and an increase from 60 to 65 % in average energy efficiency was achieved.
This paper references
10.1002/IRD.488
Modernization of large‐scale irrigation systems: is it an achievable objective or a lost cause
Hervé Plusquellec (2009)
10.1016/J.BIOSYSTEMSENG.2007.03.003
Linear regressions and neural approaches to water demand forecasting in irrigation districts with telemetry systems
I. Pulido-Calvo (2007)
Hechos y cifras de la agricultura, la pesca y la alimentación en España
(2006)
10.1051/lhb/1965016
Calcul des débits dans les réseaux d'irrigation
J. De Boissezon (1965)
10.1002/J.1551-8833.2000.TB08959.X
Energy indicators and savings in water supply
T. Pelli (2000)
10.1007/978-1-4020-9579-5
Coping with Water Scarcity
L. S. Pereira (2009)
Life cycle cost analysis in design of oil and gas production facilities to be used in harsh, remote and sensitive environments
D Kayrbekova (2009)
10.1016/J.BIOSYSTEMSENG.2009.09.001
Exploring energy saving scenarios for on-demand pressurised irrigation networks
J. A. Rodríguez Díaz (2009)
10.1023/A:1024952818884
Irrigation and Drainage Systems Maintenance: Needs for Research and Action
D. Hammond Murray-Rust (2003)
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2007)133:4(298)
New Methodology to Evaluate Flow Rates in On-Demand Irrigation Networks
Miguel Ángel Moreno (2007)
Eficiencia energética de instalaciones de bombeo en pozos para extracción de aguas de riego subterráneas
J Vera (2010)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2010.07.018
Management evaluation of Water Users Associations using benchmarking techniques
Juan Ignacio Còrcoles (2010)
10.1023/A:1006254924281
Asset Management for Irrigation and Drainage Infrastructure – Principles and Case Study
H. Malano (1999)
10.1023/B:IRRI.0000004547.64729.7B
A Rational Approach to Scheduling Main-System Maintenance
Edmund Atkinson (2003)
Identification and implementation of effective pumping system energy cost savings. Pumping Cost Savings in the Water Supply Industry Seminar
J Fleming (1989)
Plan Nacional de Regadíos: horizonte-2008
José A. Gómez (2004)
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2004)130:5(357)
Use of Genetic Algorithm in Optimization of Irrigation Pumping Stations
Mahdi Moradi-Jalal (2004)
Cost efficient centrifugal pump use and maintenance in the beet sugar industry kosteneffizienz bei einsatz und instandhaltung von kreiselpumpen in der rübenzuckerindustrie
Hannu Huttunen (2002)
Energy Efficiency: A Recipe for Success
Pierre Gadonneix (2010)
10.4324/9781849773799
Agriculture, water and ecosystems : Avoiding the costs of going too far
M. Falkenmark (2007)
10.1111/j.1745-6584.1982.tb01371.x
Economics of Improving Well and Pump Efficiency
O. Helweg (1982)
Irrigation and drainage in the world: A global review. Volumes I, II and III.
K. K. Framji (1969)
10.1007/S11269-007-9212-X
Groundwater Pumping Cost Minimization – an Analytical Approach
K. Katsifarakis (2008)
10.1016/J.BIOSYSTEMSENG.2010.09.009
Energy efficiency of pressurised irrigation networks managed on-demand and under a rotation schedule.
Miguel Ángel Moreno (2010)
Gutiérrez-Estrada JC (2003b) Demand forecasting for irrigation water distribution systems
I Pulido-Calvo (2003)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2006.10.004
Optimization of irrigation water distribution networks, layout included
P. P. Alandi (2007)
10.1115/ESDA2006-95213
A Life Cycle Cost Analysis Approach for Selection of a Typical Heavy Usage Multistage Centrifugal Pump
L. Y. Waghmode (2006)
10.1007/s00271-012-0326-4
Analysis of water application costs with a centre pivot system for irrigation of crops in Spain
Javier Montero (2012)
10.1023/A:1024940516158
Maintenance in Irrigation: Multiple Actors, Multiple Contexts, Multiple Strategies
W. Huppert (2003)
10.1201/9781482272086-38
Performance analysis of on-demand pressurized irrigation systems
N. Lamaddalena (2000)
10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000338
Evaluation of Water and Energy Use in Pressurized Irrigation Networks in Southern Spain
J. A. Rodríguez Díaz (2011)
10.2495/SI060201
Social And Irrigation Water Management IssuesIn Some Water User’s Associations OfThe Low Segura River Valley (Alicante, Spain)
Herminia Puerto Molina (2006)
10.1002/IRD.131
Benchmarking of Australian irrigation water provider businesses
Peter J. Alexander (2004)
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2003)129:4(247)
Water Delivery System Planning Considering Irrigation Simultaneity
I. Pulido-Calvo (2003)
10.1016/J.AGSY.2007.07.010
Benchmarking and multivariate data analysis techniques for improving the efficiency of irrigation districts: An application in spain
J. A. Rodríguez-Díaz (2008)
Identification and implementation of effective pumping system energy cost savings
J Fleming (1989)
10.5424/SJAR/201008S2-1354
Review: Water resources deficit and water engineering
José Maria Tarjuelo (2010)
La estrategia de ahorro y eficiencia energética en España 2004-2012
L. J. S. D. Tembleque (2004)
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2005)131:3(273)
Pumping Selection and Regulation for Water-Distribution Networks
P. P. Alandi (2005)
10.1007/S10795-005-2972-7
Asset management modelling framework for irrigation and drainage systems: Principles and case study application
H. Malano (2005)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2004.09.028
Improving water management: The irrigation advisory service of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
J. F. Ortega (2005)
Mejora de la gestión de recursos hídricos: modernización de regadíos y asesoramiento al regante
M. A. Sicilia (2003)
10.1007/S10795-008-9044-8
Water for food, water for life a comprehensive assessment of water management in agriculture
E. Viala (2008)
10.4995/IA.2010.2977
Agua y energía en el riego, en la época de la sostenibilidad
Joan Corominas (2010)
10.1080/10286600600789409
Efficient energy management of a large-scale water supply system
P. Bounds (2006)
10.4995/ia.1995.2653
Valoración energética y diseño óptimo de impulsiones con caudal variable
Raquel Pérez López (1995)
Dimensionado y analisis hidraulico de redes de distribucion a presion en riego a la demanda: aplicacion del programa GESTAR.
Ernesto Perna (1997)
10.1007/s00271-010-0206-8
Energy analysis of irrigation delivery systems: monitoring and evaluation of proposed measures for improving energy efficiency
Ma. Elena Moreno (2010)
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2003)129:6(422)
Demand Forecasting for Irrigation Water Distribution Systems
I. Pulido-Calvo (2003)
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2007)133:6(528)
Optimum Design and Management of Pressurized Branched Irrigation Networks
R. Farmani (2007)
10.1016/J.BIOSYSTEMSENG.2007.09.005
Measurement and improvement of the energy efficiency at pumping stations
Miguel Ángel Moreno (2007)
Infraestructura de regadı́os. Redes colectivas de riego a presión (2 edn)
A Granados (1990)
Energy saving with variable speed
FAO (2011)
2010c) Optimization of underground water pumping
MA Moreno (2010)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2007.09.011
Performance analysis of pressurized irrigation systems operating on-demand using flow-driven simulation models
M. Calejo (2008)
Guidelines for benchmarking performance in the irrigation and drainage sector.
H. Malano (2001)
10.1051/lhb/1966034
Calcul des dbits dans les rseaux d'irrigation fonctionnant la demande
R. Clément (1966)
Life cycle cost analysis in design of oil and gas production facilities to be used in harsh , remote and sensitive environments
G Klein (2009)
Exploring energy saving scenarios for ondemand pressurised irrigation
JA Rodrı́guez Dı́az (2009)
10.1016/S0378-3774(98)00106-1
Productive efficiency and allocative efficiency: why better water management may not solve the problem
T. Allan (1999)
Deterioration of a centrifugal pump in service. Allen engineering review
DT Reeves (1960)
Agua y energía en el riego, en la época de la sostenibilidad
Joan Corominas Masip (2010)
10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000077
Energy audit of water networks.
Enrique Cabrera (2010)
Standards for Irrigation Efficiencies of ICID
M. Bos (1979)
10.1079/9780851996691.0163
World water productivity: current situation and future options
Xueliang Cai (2003)
10.1016/J.RSER.2009.10.018
A review on electrical motors energy use and energy savings
R. Saidur (2010)
10.1023/A:1005826407118
Performance indicators for irrigation and drainage
M. Bos (1997)
10.1002/IRD.126
Benchmarking performance in the irrigation and drainage sector: a tool for change
H. Malano (2004)
10.1002/J.1551-8833.1998.TB08375.X
Energy management opportunities
H. Arora (1998)
10.5424/SJAR/201008S2-1356
Comparative analysis of energy efficiency in water users associations.
Ricardo Abadía (2010)
10.1016/J.BIOSYSTEMSENG.2009.12.014
Methodology for grouping intakes of pressurised irrigation networks into sectors to minimise energy consumption
M. A. Jiménez-Bello (2010)
10.1016/J.BIOSYSTEMSENG.2008.09.024
Development of a new methodology to obtain the characteristic pump curves that minimize the total cost at pumping stations.
M. Moreno (2008)
10.1016/S0255-2701(99)00047-1
Life cycle costs of pumps in chemical industry
Friedrich-Wilhelm Hennecke (1999)
10.1007/s00271-011-0271-7
Energy saving with variable speed pumps in on-demand irrigation systems
Nicola Lamaddalena (2011)
Energy efficiency in irrigation: Energy Audits and qualification of Water Users' Associations.
Carlos R. Osorio (2008)
Energy down the drain: the hidden costs of California's water supply
R. Cohen (2004)
10.1002/9781119205999.ch8
Benchmarking OR Performance
Tina Foster (2011)
Ahorro y eficiencia energética en Agricultura
Jesús Arés (2005)
10.1007/s00271-010-0228-2
Low energy consumption seasonal calendar for sectoring operation in pressurized irrigation networks
M. T. Carrillo Cobo (2010)
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2003)129:3(149)
Optimal Design and Operation of Irrigation Pumping Stations
Mahdi Moradi-Jalal (2003)
Requisitos con orientación para su uso
E. F. Rodríguez (2007)
10.1007/BF00189993
An economic analysis of irrigation systems
J. Letey (2004)
Estudio comparativo sobre medidas de ahorro energético y económico en comunidades de regantes
R. Hernández Abadía (2010)
10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000229
Optimization of Underground Water Pumping
Miguel Ángel Moreno (2010)
Univ Politec Valencia, Valencia FAO (2003) World agriculture: towards 2015/2030 Optimun design and management of pressurized branched irrigation networks
(2007)
Coping with water scarcity Challenge of the twentyfirst century. World Water Day
Un Water (2007)
10.1002/IRD.210
Performance indicators of irrigation pumping stations: Application to drill holes of minor irrigated areas in the Kairouan plains (Tunisia) and impact of malfunction on the price of water
Jean-Paul Luc (2006)
10.1007/s00271-007-0067-y
Water uses and productivity of irrigation systems
A. Clemmens (2007)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2005.07.007
Modernization and optimization of irrigation systems to increase water productivity
E. Playán (2006)
Estudio comparativo sobre medidas de ahorro energético y económico en Comunidades de Regantes. Riegos y Drenajes XXI 172
R Abadía (2010)
Estrategia de Ahorro y Eficiencia Energética en España
NJ Parsippany (2005)
Epanet: users manual. Risk reduction engineering laboratory office of research and development
LA Rossman (1997)
Irrig Sci
(2013)
Low energy consumption seasonal calendar for sectoring operation in pressurized irrigation
MT Carrillo-Cobo (2010)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2010.05.023
Irrigation modernization and water conservation in Spain: The case of Riegos del Alto Aragón
Sergio Lecina (2010)
10.1016/J.BIOSYSTEMSENG.2008.05.013
Energy efficiency in irrigation distribution networks I: Theory
R. Abadía (2008)



This paper is referenced by
10.1016/J.AGSY.2014.04.002
Does investment in irrigation technology necessarily generate rebound effects? A simulation analysis based on an agro-economic model
Julio Berbel (2014)
Optimum management of pressurized irrigation networks
Fernández García (2015)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2015.08.009
Efficient water and energy use in irrigation modernization: Lessons from Spanish case studies
José Maria Tarjuelo (2015)
The Open University ’ s repository of research publications and other research outputs Governing irrigation renewal in rural Australia
Philip J. Wallisa (2016)
10.1590/1809-4430-ENG.AGRIC.V36N2P342-351/2016
CARACTERIZAÇÃO DE ESTAÇÕES DE BOMBEAMENTO EM LAVOURAS DE ARROZ DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL
Luciana Marini Köpp (2016)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2016.12.008
Sustainability of irrigated agriculture with overexploited aquifers: The case of Segura basin (SE, Spain)
Carmen Rupérez-Moreno (2017)
10.18172/CIG.2918
Modernization of new irrigated lands in a scenario of increasing water scarcity: from large reservoirs to small ponds
Wided Jlassi (2016)
10.1007/s00271-013-0419-8
Combining remotely sensed surface energy fluxes and GIS analysis of groundwater parameters for irrigation system assessment
Thomas K. Alexandridis (2013)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2018.05.012
Performance assessment of smallholder irrigation based on an energy-water-yield nexus approach
Luciano Mateos (2018)
10.1007/s11269-015-1212-7
Incorporating the Irrigation Demand Simultaneity in the Optimal Operation of Pressurized Networks with Several Water Supply Points
Isabel Fernández García (2015)
10.2172/1345196
Exploring the Energy Benefits of Advanced Water Metering
Michael A. Berger (2016)
Governing irrigation renewal in rural Australia Journal Item
Philip J. Wallisa (2014)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2017.06.001
Assessing low-pressure solid-set sprinkler irrigation in maize
Olga Robles (2017)
10.1590/0103-8478CR20150849
Performance indices for pumping stations in irrigated rice fields
Luciana Marini Köpp (2016)
10.1007/s11269-019-02215-w
Effects of the Irrigation Modernization in Spain 2002–2015
Julio Berbel (2019)
10.1016/J.JCLEPRO.2017.10.275
Hydroponic system and desalinated seawater as an alternative farm-productive proposal in water scarcity areas: Energy and greenhouse gas emissions analysis of lettuce production in southeast Spain
M. A. Martinez-Mate (2018)
10.1007/s00271-017-0547-7
A simulation tool for advanced design and management of collective sprinkler-irrigated areas: a study case
Nery Zapata (2017)
10.1007/s00271-015-0475-3
Energy cost optimization in pressurized irrigation networks
Isabel Fernández García (2015)
10.1002/IRD.2343
Irrigation and energy: issues and challenges
Gilbert Belaud (2020)
10.1501/TARIMBIL_0000001402
Comparison of Energy Efficiencies of a Small Centrifugal Pump at Constant and Variable Speed Operations
S. Arslan (2016)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2014.03.003
Long-term response of ‘Clementina de Nules’ citrus trees to summer regulated deficit irrigation
Coloma Ballester (2014)
10.1007/s11269-013-0423-z
Energy Efficiency and Maintenance Costs of Pumping Systems for Groundwater Extraction
Mauricio Mora (2013)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2015.10.032
Rehabilitating pressurized irrigation networks for an increased energy efficiency
I. F. García (2016)
10.3390/w11091854
Sensitivity of Agricultural Development to Water-Related Drivers: The Case of Andalusia (Spain)
P. Martínez (2019)
Semantic Scholar Logo Some data provided by SemanticScholar