Increasing Energy Efficiency in Urban Water Systems
This report and its related documents reflect the products of a 2015-2016 research study performed by NEMA staff and assisted by GEI Consultants to investigate the energy efficiency potential resident in urban water systems in the United States, with
a focus on how those efficiency increases might be attained using high-efficiency industrial products and software such as may be sourced from NEMA member companies and their allied industries (ex. the Hydraulic Institute and their pump industry members).
The goal of this effort has been to better understand the physical needs and process constraints of the water utility sector, and encourage greater investment by their leadership into energy efficiency and site modernization. The summary report, market
potential paper, performance contracts paper, and a glossary of terms paper were all developed from this full report made by GEI to NEMA. Supporting documents in the form of a detailed literature review, and list of currently available Federal/State
funding sources for water/energy efficiency are also listed below.