GREENVILLE, SC – October 19, 2016: Motors@Work (, the leading provider of Energy Optimization solutions for motor-driven systems, announces that Startex-Jackson-Wellford-Duncan Water District (SJWD) has selected Motors@Work  to implement its cloud-based energy optimization service for motors and driven equipment.

Joining the growing community of Motors@Work users in the Water and Waste Water industry, SJWD will be utilizing Motors@Work to identify inefficient or over-sized motors, operating non-conformities and design change modifications, power quality anomalies, and repair and replacement countermeasures and economics. SJWD will leverage Motors@Work’s patent-pending Multi-Source Pumping Optimization tool to automate its existing manual process of generating daily pumping schedules.  This will enable the utility to meet current and future demand while operating pumping systems at the lowest possible energy cost.  Additionally, SJWD plans to leverage Motors@Work’s pre-defined integration with IBM Maximo to provide a full life-cycle management solution for motors and their driven systems.

Billy Cothran, SJWD Chief Operating Officer, stated; “Energy is one of our top two operating costs and our motor-driven equipment accounts for a majority of our electrical consumption. Motors@Work is an innovative solution that can help us meet our mission of providing excellent quality water and service to our customers while continuously improving cost-effectiveness. We believe the intelligence Motors@Work provides will allow us to take a more systematic approach to energy management and significantly reduce our electricity costs.

We are very excited that SJWD has elected to be part of the growing worldwide Motors@Work community.  Motors@Work’s motor system life-cycle certified analytics and operating optimization capabilities will play a critical role in SJWD’s ability to systematically achieving its objectives of minimizing energy costs while maximizing system efficiency. We couldn’t be more pleased to support their efforts.” noted Rod Ellsworth, Founder & CEO of Motors @ Work LLC.

About Motors@Work LLC
Based in Greenville, SC, Motors@Work provides energy management SaaS solutions based on certified “Best Practices” industry standards and patent pending innovation for managing the energy performance and costs of commercial and industrial motor-driven systems.  To learn more go to

About SJWD: The SJWD Water District, provides drinking water to more than 50,000 people in a service area of approximately 168 square miles in Western Spartanburg (SC) County.

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