Goals

  • Cooperate in offering public awareness/education campaigns on interrelationship of energy and water and the benefits of energy and water efficiency and conservation.
  • Promote public participation in actions to reduce energy and water demands, especially during drought or periods of wildfire risk or excessive evaporation.
  • Heighten policy-maker awareness of near and long-term economic risks associated with the impact of water shortages on electric reliability.
  • Heighten policy-maker awareness regarding the competitive advantages of highly energy efficient buildings and businesses and the economic development potential and strong global demand for technologies that permit growth while reducing emissions and water demands.
  • Support state level policies that encourage:
    • Coordination of energy efficiency and demand response programs by electric utilities and ERCOT to maximize long term energy and water savings from those programs.
    • Providing customers the ability to respond to price signals associated with scarce capacity and to receive rewards for conservation.
    • Water conservation projects that significantly reduce electric generation demands for water and waste water treatment and distribution.
    • Energy efficiency programs being continuously available to maximize participation.
    • Emphasis on effectiveness of energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy programs to reduce energy consumption, create downward pressure on peak prices, and reduce water demands.