EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6, Water Quality Protection Division, is soliciting proposals from universities with an accredited four-year engineering program to assist water and wastewater utilities to improve energy efficiency using funds dedicated for energy management activities. The objective of these funds are to: 1) identify best practices in adopting and implementing energy management, 2) identify barriers to adopting and implementing energy management practices which are intended to lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs through systematic management of energy, 3) conduct an energy management workshop highlighting energy management (ISO 50001) systems using the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” approach to highlight the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance through energy efficiency, use and consumption, and 4) conduct an energy management workshop on pumping efficiencies and demonstration of a pumping system assessment tool. Funding available for these projects is $50,000.
Proposals are due no later than 5PM on August 22, 2013.