Increased coordination between the water and energy sectors breaks down traditional silos and paves the way for an integrative approach to saving energy and water. This week, ACEEE has released a new summary of water-energy efficiency research and best practices, The Energy–Water Nexus: Exploring the Stream of Opportunities, which summarizes past research (see below) and discusses new opportunities, including joint energy and water utility collaboration. To learn more visit ACEEE’s blog, here.
For more on ACEEE’s past water-energy engagement, see:
- Their 2013 report, Saving Water and Energy Together: Helping Utilities Build Better Programs on the potential for joint programs in the residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and municipal sectors;
- Their 2014 report on energy intensity of water delivery and treatment, Watts in a Drop of Water: Savings at the Water–Energy Nexus;
- Their 2015 report, A Survey of Energy Use in Water Companies.
For more on the water-energy nexus, click here.