Implementing Renewable Energy at Water Utilities: Case Studies

Case Study

Many utilities have found means for including renewable energy options at their facility, either through direct purchasing and operating of equipment, leasing space on-site to third-party renewable energy companies, through purchase power agreements, or purchasing offsets from third parties off-site to account for power use in high-energy applications such as desalination. To provide context for WaterRF subscribers on this issue, the efforts of a few municipalities with successful renewable energy projects are highlighted as case studies. These case studies have been selected for the type of renewable energy technology, project scale, and location.