Publications

(July 5, 2017)
20170705-SCG-NGas-Intensity-of-Water-FINAL.pdf download View | Download
Summary: This study, commissioned by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) pursuant to a directive by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), examined the natural gas intensity of water resources and water and wastewater systems within SoCalGas’ service area. The study found that while much less natural...
Keywords: embedded energy, energy intensity, natural gas intensity of water, SoCalGas, Southern California Gas, wastewater, water, water-energy nexus
Categories: Publication, Study
(April 17, 2017)
FINAL-W-E-White-Paper-20170417.pdf download View | Download
Summary: This paper identifies issues and opportunities with respect to implementation of the CPUC’s Water-Energy Calculator as it relates to design of water-energy efficiency partnership programs.
Keywords: California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC, water energy, water energy calculator
Categories: Publication, Study
(March 14, 2017)
SCE-IRWD-Ph1-20170314.pdf download View | Download
Summary: Southern California Edison (SCE) and its customer, Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD), are collaborating on the identification and evaluation of innovative opportunities for water and wastewater agencies to support local and regional electric reliability. The Phase 1 assessment of IRWD’s baseline electric requirements and identification of “conventional” vs....
Keywords: electric reliability, IDER, IDSM, Integrated Demand Side Management, Integrated Distributed Energy Resources, Irvine Ranch Water District, IRWD, SCE, SCE-IRWD Water Energy Pilot, Southern California Edison, water energy
Categories: Publication, Study
(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.
Keywords: benchmarking, embedded energy, GHG emissions, water-energy nexus
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