Call to Participate: Reducing energy dependency of water networks in the Atlantic coastal areas of Europe
The REDAWN project, funded by the EU Interreg Atlantic area programme, plans to map the potential energy resources available in water networks (drinking water, irrigation, process industry, wastewater networks) in the Atlantic area of Europe. For this it wishes to obtain related data (valve and reservoir locations, flows, head and pressures) from water companies a/o operators, agricultural partners, rural communities, regional authorities, water boards, a.o.
The REDAWN project consists of 15 partners from 5 countries around the Atlantic coast working towards greater efficiency in water networks, with the aim to foster the adoption of hydropower energy recovery technology in built water networks in the Atlantic coastal area of Europe (see map below for the targeted areas).
The water industry is the 4th most energy intensive sector in the Atlantic area, weighing significantly on the operational costs in water networks and contributing to climate change effects. The REDAWN project intends to improve the energy efficiency of water networks through the installation of innovative micro-hydropower technology. This technology will recover wasted energy in existing pipe networks across irrigation, public/private water supply, process industry, and wastewater networks.