The project develops and tests example distribution optimization plans (DSOPs
) at three large water utilities, and recommends DSOP
program elements for small, medium, and large capacity utilities.
--In addition to ESOPs, Gates discusses proposals for CSOPs (C for customers), VSOPs (TV viewers), DSOPs
(depositors), RESOPs (related enterprises, such as small suppliers for large firms), and other forms based on other types of affinity, such as enterprises in a local area.