This report is published within the Water Asset Renewable Energy Solutions (WARES) project. WARES is a two-year strategic project of the Northern Periphery Programme, which explores the opportunities to generate renewable energy at water utility assets. The project is led by the International Resources and Recycling Institute in Scotland, in partnership with Action Renewables in Northern Ireland, Mayo County Council and Clár-ICH in Ireland, Narvik Science Park and Northern Research Institute in Norway, and the University of Oulu in Finland.
The aim of WARES is to provide innovative renewable energy solutions to remote areas by finding unused opportunities for renewable energy generation within the activities and property of the water sector. WARES will establish partnerships between the water industry and neighbouring communities and help sourcing the capital investment required to commercialise these opportunities, such as creating Public Private Partnerships.
This report briefly outlines different renewable energy technologies, which are currently explored in the water sector. It illustrates good practices of implementation of renewable energy solutions in the Northern Periphery Region. In addition, WARES pilot projects of utilization of water assets for renewable energy generation in Finland, Norway, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland are discussed.
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