Project #5091

Developing a Framework for Quantifying Energy Optimization Reporting

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Mr. Ashwin Dhanasekar
Brown and Caldwell
Energy Optimization
Integrated Planning & Water Management
Intelligent Water Systems
Resource Recovery
Utility Management


Energy projects within the water sector are often discretionary and initiated based on projected annual energy savings metrics. The water sector lacks standard energy savings estimation procedures, as well as measurement and verification approaches and procedures that adhere to the Efficiency Valuation Organization’s 2012 International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol. This project fills this gap by assessing economic feasibility and energy reduction impact analyses currently used by drinking water and wastewater utilities. This investigation informed the development of an improved and standardized framework for future economic feasibility evaluations and post-construction measurement and verification of energy performance. Research partner: Great Lakes Water Authority. Published in 2024.