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Flexible Load Opportunities IRWD Recycled Water System Hydraulic Modeling

This project developed a “proof of concept” for using a water distribution system hydraulic model to estimate how electrical use and its timing changes if water pumping is moved into periods of overgeneration. If this project is proven successful and cost-effective, hydraulic models may help water and wastewater (W-WW) utilities identify and evaluate strategies for mitigating overgeneration. The results indicate that there is potential to mitigate overgeneration, both on a daily and seasonal basis.