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Innovative Energy Management Workshop for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in the Hawaiian Islands

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Maui, 2010

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Innovative Energy Management Workshop
February 9, 2010
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
NOAA Whale Sanctuary, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Objectives include learning how:

8:00 am Registration - Agenda (PDF) (2 pp, 404K)
8:30 - 8:45 Workshop Overview – EPA Energy Program for Water Utilities 
Sustainable Water Infrastructure & Climate Change Initiative address (PDF), Charlotte Ely, Life Scientist, Sustainable Infrastructure Office, EPA Region 9 (19 pp, 3.5M, large file)
8:45-9:15 EPA’s Guidebook
PLAN  - Setting Priorities What should we work on first?
PLAN: Setting Priorities (PDF), (10 pp, 484K), Sue Sakaki, Sustainable Earth Initiative
9:15 – 9:30 ENERGY STAR:  Baseline, Benchmark, Tracking Dashboard Tool
Metrics for Success: Benchmarking Wastewater Facilities in Portfolio Manager (PDF) (27 pp, 829K), Cheryl McGovern, Environmental Protection Specialist, Sustainable Infrastructure Office, EPA Region 9
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-11:15
11:15-11:30
Q&A
Virtual Tour – Energy Audit of Kihei Wastewater Treatment Plant Cost & energy efficient recommendations – auditors (remote Q&A)
Hawaii WWTP Energy Audits "A Virtual Tour" (PDF) (69 pp, 4.3M, large file), Kim William, CEM, Lead AP, Tetra Tech and Don King, P.E., Tetra Tech
11:30-11:45 Lunch – Boxed lunch will be provided
11:45-12:00 Sustainable Maui – Mayor Charmaine Tavares
12:00- 1:35 12:00-12:20
12:20-12:40 12:40-1:00 1:00-1:20 1:20-1:35 Q&A
Lunch Program:  Renewable Energy Projects
Makena Wastewater Reclamation Facility – Photovoltaic Installation
Makena Wastewater: A Case Study (PDF) (14 pp, 854K), Tia Fergueson, Project Coordinator, Dowling Company; Frank Rodrigues, Plant Manager, Makena Wastewater Corporation
FOG in the City of Milbrae, Increasing CHP Productivity While Reducing Biosolids Volume & Climate Changing Gasses (PDF) (33 pp, 1.9M, large file), Dick York, former Superintendent
HI Solar Projects, Hawaii Solar Update (PDF), Brad Albert, Hawaii Solar Energy Association/ Hawaii PV Coalition (28 pp, 23.0M), Brad Albert, Rising Sun Solar
SF FOG to Biodiesel Fuels Cars, Brown Grease Recovery for Biodiesel (PDF) (25 pp, 4.2M, large file), Larry Zolezzi, Hawaii Operations Manager, Pacific Biodiesel
1:35-2:25
2:25-2:45 2:45-2:55 2:55-3:15
Hawaii Energy – Conservation and Efficiency Improvements for Commercial / Industrial Operations Efficiency and Conservation: The Other Side of Hawaii's Energy Equation (PDF) (23 pp, 1.6M, large file), Michael Chang and Derrick Sonoda, SAIC
How Do We Pay For It? Turning plans into actions – funding projects
Third Party Contract Agreements –
Third Party Contract Agreements (PDF), (26 pp, 1.2M, large file), Miles Kubo, President of Energy Industries
US DOE – HDBT Slides
Specific Funding Sources of Interest to Wastewater & Drinking Water Facilities (PDF), US Department of Energy (10 pp, 37K), Cheryl McGovern
US EPA – HI Department of Health, Funding Projects via the State Revolving Fund (PDF) (24 pp, 1.6M, large file), April Matsumura
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 Move Less Water & Save Money
WaterSense, Introducing EPA WaterSense® (PDF) (38 pp, 997K), Charlotte Ely, EPA R9
Rain Water Catchments Harvesting Rain: Managing Water Resources Wisely (PDF) (17 pp, 3.2M, large file), Patricia H. Macomber, Author (remote)
Gray Water, Residential Gray Water Reuse (PDF) (16 pp, 960K), Cheryl McGovern, EPA R9
4:00-4:45 EPA’s Guidebook: Do - Check And Act
Doing the Work, Measuring Progress, Next Steps Are we there yet?
Do-Check-Act: Moving Forward (PDF), Susan Sakaki, Sustainable Earth Initiative (17 pp, 778K)
4:45-5:00 Wrap up, evaluations, adjourn, Sue Sakaki

Contact for Further Information

Cheryl McGovern (mcgovern.cheryl@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3415

Charlotte Ely (ely.charlotte@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3731

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