More and more water authorities, utilities and districts want to reduce their carbon footprint. Unfortunately, this can be hard, expensive and time consuming. For many utilities, carbon reduction options are limited to buying higher-efficiency pumps or installing solar/wind power. While these solutions do reduce carbon emissions, most utilities simply do not have the available budget to make it happen.
Fortunately, most water utilities can make it happen with LEEM (Locational Emission Estimation Methodology). If your utility has semi-flexible loads such as filter washing, pumping and storage, it’s likely that your operators will be able to take in LEEM’s day-ahead emissions data and adjust pumping schedules to immediately lower carbon emissions — all without reducing or disrupting service, upgrading equipment, re-engineering flows, or investing capital.
See results from the inaugural Water Utility Energy Challenge.