Project #5091

Developing a Framework for Quantifying Energy Optimization Reporting

$411,297
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Nancy
Andrews
Research Manager
Mr. Ashwin Dhanasekar
Contractor
Brown and Caldwell
Utility Management
Energy Optimization
Integrated Planning & Water Management
Intelligent Water Systems
Resource Recovery

Abstract

Energy projects within the water sector are often discretionary and are 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 seeks to fill this gap by assessing economic feasibility and energy reduction impact analyses currently used by drinking water and wastewater utilities. This investigation will inform 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.