ISE 2019 Spring Symposium Series: Water, Energy, and the Utility of the Future

5:00 pm on Monday, March 25, 2019
6:00 pm on Monday, March 25, 2019
Contact Name:
Peishan Wang
Energy utilities (electricity as well as natural gas distribution) and water utilities have functioned quite separately until recently. Today’s utility world finds several convergence points between electricity, in particular, and water services. For example, similar information infrastructure is required by both electric and water utilities for metering as well as for monitoring and controlling flows of electrons or water. Service interruptions can be as severe for water as for electricity or natural gas distribution. Conservation (demand management) may be as significant, if not more so, for water as for electricity. Dr. Ashmore, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University, will talk about the distinctive characteristics of water utilities and engage attendees in discussion of the future of water utilities as they co-evolve with the emergence of the energy utility of the future.