New Report Available Soon: Assessing P3 Opportunities for Water and Wastewater Utility Energy Projects

On behalf of the Water Research Foundation, THG in collaboration with PLDO (formerly PLDW) have undertaken an assessment of public-private partnership (P3) opportunities for water and wastewater utility (WWU) energy projects. A Best Practices Guide to be released later this year will assist WWUs identify opportunities and undertake energy projects through P3s.

The Guide will include a detailed review and discussion of relevant P3 issues, including energy and P3 project drivers, legal matters, risk allocation, financing options, contractual drafting and structuring, and monitoring and oversight. Collaborating with a geographically diverse set of utilities, the Guide will also include case studies providing concrete examples and lessons learned for P3 energy projects at WWUs. The Guide will finish with a set of recommended best practices for undertaking such projects.

On February 9, 2017 at the AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference, THG Director Sean McGinnis along with PLDO Partner Bruce Tobey presented their preliminary findings on the panel Implementing Solutions Through P3s. A copy of the presentation slides is available for download here.

To review the P3 presentation slides visit,

To review the AWWA/WEF conference program visit,