This study presents a set of guidelines for starting a water energy database (WEB). Implementing such a database helps decision-makers select appropriate energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for the water sector. The proposed guidelines encompass various aspects of the database structure including static data, dynamics data, water production, energy consumption, and WEB. Data accuracy is vital for this Database; therefore, a coding system for water utilities is proposed to avoid confusion. Desktop validation and validation through site visits were performed to ensure data accuracy. Recommendations for site visits and data collection procedure were proposed to guarantee the best results. The study proposed techniques that were successfully implemented and tested in the Jordanian water sector.
Alkhalidi, A., Khawaja, M. K., Abdelkareem, M. A., & Olabi, A. G. (2023). Guidelines for Establishing Water Energy Balance Database–Implementation Barriers and Recommendations. Energy Nexus, 100214.
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