Katie Hoffmaster

Track D: Wet & Wild World of Water & Energy
Wed/PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sr. Manager - Distributed Water Solutions
NextEra Energy Resources
United States
Water as a Service

Water reclamation and reuse is an important tool for managing water resources. As municipalities and water districts face strain on their systems from increased capacity, water scarcity and aging infrastructure, on-site water management is increasingly relevant. On-site water reclamation and reuse systems solve for multitude of problems water mangers face throughout the county including resiliency, aging infrastructure, capacity constraints, mitigation against rising water rates, conservation and sustainability. Implementing on-site systems is an intensive process that requires subject matter expertise from design and permitting, development and construction, all the way through to long-term operations.
This presentation will discuss our involvement in working with clients that are interested in developing on-site water management systems for conservation, resiliency and cost savings. Distributed water resource management, mainly on-site water reclamation and reuse, will be discussed with case studies and analysis of key market sectors where technology and water as-a-service contracting is most impactful for a sustainable water future.

Katie manages project origination for the Sustainable Water group, working with clients through the design and development process to contract execution. Katie leverages her background in project management, regulatory affairs, and renewable energy development to ensure customers achieve their water conservation and water reuse goals. She joined NextEra Energy Resources in 2014.
Immediately prior to her current role, Katie led a team that developed clean energy projects focused around fossil fuel retirements and complementary generation. Previously, she was a Project Manager on NextEra’s energy trading floor where she originated projects and partnership opportunities for “green desk” initiatives in emerging carbon, nutrient and environmental mitigation markets. Other NextEra positions included roles in Governmental and Political Affairs, where she worked closely with state legislatures and regulatory professionals, represented the company in industry trade group boards, and managed a team of external lobbyists. Katie initially joined NextEra as a Business Management Analyst, managing the financial and operational performance of wind and solar projects.

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