Pumping and Energy Efficiency
PROJECT #4308, “DRINKING Water Pump Station Design and
Operation for Energy Efficiency” (Senon et al., forthcoming), was
developed as a guidebook for understanding the performance
of the major components of a pumping system. Along with
conceptual examples, the guidebook summarizes major design
parameters and principles of various pumping system elements
that may have an impact on energy consumption.
Since 2005, WRF has funded 30 research projects related to
energy management, 19 of which are already published. Details
of these projects can be found in the WRF Energy Management
Knowledge Portal, which also contains topic overviews, fact
sheets, case studies, and tools. This article highlights several
recently completed and ongoing projects.
Renewable Energy, and
Linda Reekie, Water Research Foundation
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has a portfolio of published and ongoing research projects to help drinking water and waste- water utilities improve energy efficiency, reduce energy cost, use renewable energy, and work more effectively with electric utilities.