Project #4634

Assessing Public Private Partnership Opportunities for Water and Wastewater Energy Projects

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Mr. Jonathan Cuppett
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC
Energy Optimization
Resource Recovery
Utility Management
Risk Assessment


Public-private partnerships (P3s) have long offered a promising way for water and wastewater utilities to raise new capital, tap private expertise, and promote innovation while meeting obligations to consumers. The objective of this project was to develop a Best Practices Guide to help water and wastewater utilities undertake energy projects through P3s. The guide provides beneficial advice on legal matters, financing, contracting, and risk management practices. It also includes case studies. Research Partner: Water Environment & Reuse Foundation. Published in 2017.

Originally funded as WERF project ENER18C15