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

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Innovative Energy Management Workshop - Hilo, HI

February 8, 2010
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aging And Disability Resource Center
1055 Kinoole St., Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Objectives include learning how:

  • To use a Plan-Do-Check-Act (P-D-C-A) Approach to improve energy management
  • Utilities can use EPA, State, Power Company tools and resources to reduce energy
  • Utilities can get follow-up assistance after the workshop
8:00 am Registration - Agenda (PDF) (2 pp, 404K)
8:30 Opening Address (Hawaiian Traditional)
8:35 Welcome from Mayor Billy Kenoi
8:55 Workshop Overview – EPA Energy Program for Water Utilities
Sustainable Water Infrastructure & Climate Change Initiative (PDF), Charlotte Ely, Life Scientist, Sustainable Infrastructure Office, EPA Region 9 (19 pp, 3.5M, large file)
9:15-9:45 PLAN – EPA Guidebook:  Setting Priorities
PLAN: Setting Priorities (PDF), Susan Sakaki, Sustainable Earth Initiative (10 pp, 484K)
9:45-10:00 ENERGY STAR Baseline, Benchmark, Tracking Program
Metrics for Success: Benchmarking Wastewater Facilities in Portfolio Manager (PDF) (27 pp, 829K), Cheryl McGovern, Sustainable Infrastructure, EPA R9
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45
11:45-12:00 Q&A
Virtual Tour – Energy Audit of Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant
Cost efficient energy efficiency recommendations (remote Q&A)
Hawaii WWTP Energy Audits "A Virtual Tour" (PDF) (69 pp, 4.3M, large file), Kim Williams, CEM, Lead AP, Tetra Tech and Don King, P.E., Tetra Tech
12:00 – 12:15 Lunch – Boxed lunch provided
12:15- 1:30 Lunch Program - Renewable Energy Projects:
12:15-12:35
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

12:35-12:55
Hawaii Solar Projects, SunPower Innovative Energy Management Workshop (PDF) (18 pp, 1.5M, large file), Riley Saito, SunPower Corporation
12:55-1:15 San Francisco FOG to Biodiesel Cars, Brown Grease Recovery for Biodiesel (PDF) (25 pp, 4.2M, large file), Dr. Eileen O’Hara, Pacific Biodiesel

1:30-2:20 Hawaii Energy – Efficiency & Conservation: The Other Side of Hawaii’s Energy Equation (PDF) (23pp, 1.6M, large file), Michael Chang and Derrick Sonoda, SAIC
2:20-2:40 How do we pay for it? Third Party Contract Agreements
Third Party Contract Agreements (PDF), (26 pp, 1.2M, large file), Miles Kubo, President of Energy Industries

2:40-2:50 US DOE Funding: HDBT Slides
Specific Funding Sources of Interest to Wastewater & Drinking Water Facilities (PDF), (10 pp, 37K), Cheryl McGovern, Environmental Protection Specialist, EPA Region 9

2:50-3:10 US EPA Funding: Hawaii Department of Health
Funding Projects via the State Revolving Fund (PDF) (24 pp, 1.6M, large file), April Matsumura, HI DOH

3:10-3:25 Break
3:25-3:55 Move Less Water & Save Money
WaterSense, Introducing EPA WaterSense® (PDF) (38 pp, 997K), Charlotte Ely
Rain Water Catchments, Harvesting Rain: Managing Water Resources Wisely (PDF) (17 pp, 3.2M, large file), Patricia H. Macomber, Author
Gray Water, Residential Gray Water Reuse (PDF) (16 pp, 960K), Cheryl McGovern
3:55-4:45 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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