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Innovative Energy Management Workshop for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in the Southwest
EPA and our co-sponsors hosted the “Innovative Energy Management Workshop” on December 16, 2008 in Sacramento, California. The workshop was designed to provide energy management concepts, tools, and techniques to assist water and wastewater utilities in implementing measurable energy reduction goals.
Co-sponsors: California State Water Resources Control Board, California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, California Water Environment Association, the Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works, and ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability).
With our co-sponsors, we have activities planned in the near future to help drinking water and wastewater utilities reduce energy use and incorporate the use of renewables into their operations. We are committed to assisting communities in meeting the challenges posed by increasing energy costs and associated environmental concerns.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
- Interactive instruction on using energy management system approaches to reduce energy use
- Experienced utility representatives with energy performance improvements and associated cost saving examples
- Information about free audit and incentive programs available from local power companies Follow-up opportunities for utilities taking action
- On-site technical support with pilot utilities
- Energy Star Benchmarking assistance
- Follow-up information sessions
- Innovative Energy Management Workshop Schedule of Speakers/ Presentations (PDF) (3 pp, 249K, About PDF)
- Alexis Strauss, Water Division, EPA Region 9
James Horne, EPA Office of Water, Washington, DC
Frances Spivy-Weber, California State Water Resources Control Board
Shahid Chaudhry, California Energy Commission
Raminder Kahlon, California Public Utility Commission
- Featured Guest Speaker: Shahid Chaudhry, California Energy Commission: Energy Management Opportunities @ Wastewater Facilities (PDF) (10 pp, 300K)
- Eric Byous, Manager of EPA Region 9's Water Division Infrastructure Office: EPA Region 9 Sustainable Water Infrastructure and Climate Change Initiative (PDF) (8 pp, 63K)
- Featured Guest Speaker: Mary Ann Ruiz, Santa Clara Valley Water District: Plan-Do-Check-Act Approach to an Environmental Management System (PDF) (14 pp, 608K)
- Remaining Morning Sessions (PDF) (36 pp, 2.1M)
- Featured Lunchtime Speakers:
— Mark McDannel, Los Angeles County Sanitation District's Energy Recovery Engineering Section: A Megawatt Made is a Million Dollars Earned: Energy Production from Digester Gas (PDF) (28 pp, 1.1M)
— Donald Gray, EBMUD: Producing Green Energy from Post-Consumer Solid Food Wastes (PDF) (26 pp, 1.1M)
- Afternoon Sessions: CHP Partnership Tools/ Support Available for WWTPs (PDF) (28 pp, 1.1M)
Contact for Further Information
Cheryl McGovern (email@example.com)
“Despite the impacts of rising energy costs and climate change as major challenges facing water and wastewater utilities in the Pacific Southwest, the good news is that there are many opportunities to save money and help the environment by focusing on energy-efficient techniques. EPA’s new Energy Management Guidebook for Water and Wastewater Utilities offers innovative approaches for maximizing the sustainable use of energy, water, and waste, saving money, and improving performance.”
Wayne Nastri, Southwest Regional Administrator United States Environmental Protection Agency