This webcast focused on the project, Public-Private Partnership Opportunities for Water and Water Resource Recovery Utility Energy Projects
(#4634). This project helps water and water resource recovery utilities (W&WRRUs) identify opportunities and undertake energy projects through public-private partnerships (P3s). The report includes a detailed review and discussion of relevant energy projects and P3 issues, including legal matters, allocation of risk, financing options, contractual drafting and structuring, and monitoring and oversight.
During the Webcast, the project researchers provided real-world insights on legal, financing, contracting, and risk management practices by reflecting on their energy marketplace research and various case studies. They also highlighted the characteristics, challenges, barriers, risks, incentives, and benefits associated with P3 energy initiatives at W&WRRUs. Their goal is to better position utilities to consider the use of P3s to achieve their infrastructure needs in the most financially and environmentally effective manner possible.
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation was a partner on this project.