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REDAWN: Reducing Energy Dependency in Atlantic Area Water Networks

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REDAWN: Reducing Energy Dependency in Atlantic Area Water Networks

The REDAWN project has officially been launched at the offices of the Syndicate of drinking water production of Granville and Avranches (SMPGA).  Action Renewables is the lead partner in the project which involves partners in the water and energy industry from France, Spain, Portugal, Italy ROI and NI.

The water industry is the 4th most energy intensive sector in the Atlantic area, responsible for significant contributions to climate change and reductions in competitiveness due to associated costs.

The Aim

REDAWN aims to improve the energy efficiency of water networks through the installation of innovative micro-hydropower (MHP) technology. This technology will recover wasted energy in existing pipe networks across irrigation, public water supply, process industry, and waste-water network settings.

The REDAWN project brings together 15 partners from 5 countries around the Atlantic coast working towards greater efficiency in water networks.

This is a three-year project enabled by financial assistance from ERDF funds of the Interreg Atlantic Area programme.  The project will complete in Spring 2020.

Development Goals

REDAWN will develop an adequate institutional, social and technological environment to foster greater resource efficiency in water networks, including:

- Completion of an energy recovery resource assessment in water networks in the AA.

- Completion of an economic/environmental impact assessment of this technology on the region.

- Development of design guidelines and support tools for hydropower energy recovery in drinking water, waste water, irrigation and process industry sectors.

- Development of policy and institutional support tools to increase the implementation of energy recovery projects.

- Quantification of the societal impacts of hydropower energy recovery in water networks.

- Widespread dissemination and promotion of energy efficiency in AA water networks.

We are delighted to welcome NI Water as associate partner in the project and look forward to working with them on various work packages.

 

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