Publications

(October 16, 2013)
California-Water-Energy-Climate-Nexus.pdf download View | Download
Summary: This paper describes the types of opportunities for enhanced funding that could be accessed by California water and wastewater agencies through comprehensive benchmarking of water, energy and GHG emissions throughout the water use cycle.
Categories: Publication, Study
(April 10, 2013)
NGas-WENexus-20130410x.pdf download View | Download
Summary: First white paper addressing natural gas usage by water and wastewater agencies; discusses the costs and benefits of using distributed natural gas engines for water pumping for the purpose of reducing statewide electric demand and increasing electric reliability.
Keywords: air emissions, CHP, criteria pollutants, dual fuel pumps, electric reliability, GHGs, greenhouse gases, natural gas, water-energy nexus
Categories: Publication, Study
(April 10, 2013)
FINAL-Appendix-Ax.pdf download View | Download
Keywords: air emissions, air quality regulations, AQMD, ARB, BACT, criteria pollutants, internal combustion engines, Rule 1110.2, spcd
Categories: Appendix
Kenneth Croyle(April 10, 2013)
FINAL-Appendix-Bx-i.pdf download View | Download
Summary: Description of strategies for carbon recycling or sequestration
Keywords: air emissions, air quality regulations, APCD, AQMD, ARB, BACT, criteria pollutants, internal combustion engines, Rule 1110.2
Categories: Appendix
Jonathan Bower(April 10, 2013)
FINAL-Appendix-Cx.pdf download View | Download
Keywords: AB32, CHP, combined heat and power, GHG offsets, GHGs, greenhouse, greenhouse gases, natural gas, water-energy nexus
Categories: Appendix
(September 17, 2012)
Energy-Nexus-white-paper-9-17-12.pdf download View | Download
Summary: The water and energy sectors have been collaborating for seven years on strategies for achieving the incremental resource, economic and environmental benefits that can be found at the intersection of water, energy and climate. While many points of potential synergy have been identified, separate optimization...
Keywords: water energy implementation, Water Energy Sub-Team of Governor's Climate Action Team, water-energy nexus, WET-CAT
Categories: Publication, Study
(January 9, 2012)
GEI-Blog-Falkirk-Wheel.docx download View | Download
Summary: The Falkirk Wheel is a modern icon of water-energy innovation and market transformation through engineering ingenuity.
Keywords: falkirk wheel, market transformation, water-energy nexus
Categories: Blog
(August 31, 2010)
Study-1-FINAL.pdf download View | Download
Summary: The purpose of this study was to develop a predictive model of the energy impacts of California’s largest wholesale water conveyance systems. To develop this model, historical water and energy data were collected from ten of the state’s largest water systems to compute energy intensity...
Keywords: embedded energy in water, energy intensity, water-energy model, water-energy nexus, wholesale water systems
Categories: Study
(August 31, 2010)
Study-2-FINAL.pdf download View | Download
Summary: The purpose of this study was to develop water-energy load profiles for water and wastewater agencies in California. The scope included collecting and analyzing water and energy data at the system/functional component level in order to estimate the range of observed energy intensities by segment...
Keywords: embedded energy in water, energy intensity, water-energy load profiles, water-energy nexus, WELP tool
Categories: Study
(May 2, 2008)
FINAL-RECYCLED-WATER-MAY-2-2008a.pdf download View | Download
Summary: This study conducted on behalf of the California Sustainability Alliance estimated the energy savings and associated greenhouse gas emissions reduction that could be achieved by accelerating development and use of recycled water in southern California.
Keywords: avoided cost, energy efficiency, greenhouse gases, marginal supply, recycled water, water-energy nexus
Categories: Study