Market Research Report
Water & Wastewater Utility Resiliency: Emerging Market Opportunities for Microgrids
|Water & Wastewater Utility Resiliency: Emerging Market Opportunities for Microgrids|
Published: August 1, 2022
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
In recent years, large climatic events such as Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, and the Camp Fire in California, highlighted that electric reliability should be receiving more attention from all stakeholders, including water and wastewater utilities. These disruptions are placing water and wastewater utilities at risk of major service failures
In addition to reliability, the realization that cities and utilities are increasingly contributing to climate change, representing as much as 2% of global emissions, is finding its way into municipal planning documents. Out of the 50 largest U.S. cities by population size, Bluefield Research has identified 35 cities with climate action plans and evaluated their greenhouse emissions and water management positions. Currently, 24 cities in the U.S. identify microgrids as a solution to meet climate action planning goals. These cities' strategies are key indicators of current and future shifts in municipal climate change mitigation strategies, including new technology deployment, industry partnerships, and sustainability goals.