CalWEP is a project partner with the UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency (CWEE) on a California Energy Commission grant (EPC 16-062) to develop and pilot a water system Energy Demand Management Software (EDMS). The EDMS incorporates a system’s hydraulic model and provides operators with valid recommendations to cost-effectively manage their energy demand.
CWEE’s research is developing a simplified hydraulic model for each water system in California to estimate each system’s pumping energy demand flexibility: using available water storage capacity to shift the timing of pump energy use, while maintaining reliable pressure to customers, in order to take advantage of lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Survey Purpose and Use of Data
The information collected by this survey will be used as inputs into our simplified hydraulic model of your system, and will complement the public data your agency provided in its Electronic Annual Report to the State Water Resources Control Board. Your survey responses will only be published in an aggregated or anonymized format, and will not be publicly linked to your water system.
Prizes for Completion
All individuals who submit a completed survey will be entered into a raffle to win one of two $250 Visa gift cards.
In addition, Each agency will receive a custom operational energy analysis which will identify the potential cost savings and GHG emission reductions you could realize by using the Energy Demand Management System to operationalize your water system’s energy flexibility. This example report highlights the type of analysis that will be shared with your agency.
How to Complete the Survey
Depending on the size and structure of your agency, completing the survey may require collecting responses from multiple individuals in your agency.
To complete the survey:
Participation in the survey is completely voluntary. You can decline to answer any questions and you can stop taking part in the project at any time. Whether or not you choose to participate, or answer any question, or stop participating in the project, there will be no penalty to you or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.
If you have any questions, please contact the
UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency.
Questions or assistance regarding the survey:
Greg Miller, Graduate Student Researcher
Questions regarding the research or the EDMS:
Kendra Olmos, Executive Director