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Southern California Water Dialogue
July 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Energy-Water Nexus: How to Decarbonize our Water Systems
Conveyance and treatment of drinking water, wastewater, and recycled water would not be possible without the input of energy. There is a growing interest to explore innovative approaches that can achieve greater greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions besides conservation and peak-hour power demand management.
This month’s Water Dialogue panel will discuss innovative approaches including how new power supply programs, such as the Community Choice Aggregate program and direct power access programs, can help water agencies gain greater access to renewable energy. The panel also will explore how local grid service and power providers can help catalyze progress toward renewable access.
The new ambitious GHG emission reduction goal of 80% of the 1990 level by 2050 (SB32), the renewable energy goals of 50% by 2030 (SB350), and the energy-storage initiative (SB700), is expected to transform the energy portfolio and accelerate decarbonization of energy.
Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Office, Los Angeles County
Caroline McAndrews, Director, Preferred Resources Pilot, Southern California Edison