An integrated energy and water quality management system (EWQMS) simultaneously optimizes for energy and water quality within water utility’s operational constraints. Historically, such a system has been designed to minimize energy costs, and very little emphasis has been given to investigate its potential to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In project #4271,
Optimization of Energy and Water Quality Management Systems for Drinking Water Utilities
, an existing EWQMS was modified such that the operations could be improved for cost optimization, energy consumption, or GHG optimization. This Webcast will present (1) the current state-of-knowledge on existing EWQMS projects and practices, (2) the tradeoffs between cost savings and GHG emissions reduction based operations, and (3) a business case for implementing an EWQMS.