Water and energy systems are interdependent. The pressures of the ever-increasing need for water in energy production — and for energy in delivering and treating water — require innovative thinking to avoid crisis. Known as the water-energy nexus, this interdependency challenges forward-thinking utilities to find efficiencies within and around their power generation sites. In the wake of the EPA’s Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG), utilities must examine water treatment solutions. Compliance may require:

  • Fundamental changes in a plant’s water-intensive processes
  • A detailed water audit to pinpoint sources of inefficiency in water use or water disposal
  • Evaluation of existing wastewater treatment processes
  • Use of processes, technologies and innovations not previously considered, including zero liquid discharge or constructed wetlands
We have a team of experienced professionals dedicated to helping find the water alternative that fits your plant, your situation, your needs. Our focus is on customized water solutions, not generic, proprietary solutions. We can help you evaluate:
  • Master planning for your generation fleet
  • Water balance validation and measurement
  • Permitting and field investigation
  • Air quality control system optimization
  • Customized wastewater treatment and water treatment
  • Water reuse and volume reduction
  • Process ponds and discharge reroutes
  • Bottom and fly ash system conversion
  • Ash pond retrofit and closure
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