Bringing California’s Water-Energy System into the 21st Century

Posted by Reports on May 25, 2016 3:15:00 PM

Publish Date: May 25, 2016

California’s water infrastructure represents one of the state’s largest energy users, consuming 19% of the state’s electricity for treating, pumping and conveyance. The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with California’s water use are equal to the emissions from more than 7 million cars. 

In order to achieve California’s climate goals beyond 2020, meet the water supply needs of the 21st Century, and reduce energy consumption, the state must address the significant greenhouse gas emissions associated with our water system. Doing so will also benefit the state during severe drought years and allow for better utilization and management of the state’s electricity grid.

This white paper provides a private sector perspective on the Water-Energy and Greenhouse Gas nexus and offers strategies to address it in order to achieve the state’s overarching goals


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Topics: State Policy, Wholesale Markets