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Energy Efficiency at Water and Sewage Treatment Facilities Conference

DVRPC, DEP and PA Water Environment Association held a one-day conference on April 25th, 2012 (Montgomery County Community College) on the best practices for managing energy use and energy costs at your water and sewage treatment facilities. This page includes an annotated conference agenda and resources for water and sewage treatment facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Annotated Conference Agenda

Welcome, Introductions, and Background

Heather Cowley, Regional Energy Manager, PA Department of Environmental Protection
484-250-5816, hcowley@pa.gov
Presentation: Welcome, Introductions, and Background
[0.9 MB .pdf]

Understanding Your Energy Bill

Vincent Scott, Sr. Account Manager, PECO
215-841-6667, Vincent.scott@exeloncorp.com
Presentation: Understanding Your Energy Bill
[0.3 MB .pdf]

Management Approach to Saving Energy

Jim Kern, Environmental Engineer, US EPA Region 3
Presentation: Management Approach to Saving Energy
[0.1 MB .pdf]

  • "Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater and Water Utilities." This guidebook presents a management system approach for energy conservation, based on the successful Plan-Do-Check-Act process. This process enables utilities to establish and prioritize energy conservation targets (Plan), implement specific practices to meet these targets (Do), monitor and measure energy performance improvements and cost savings (Check), and periodically review progress and make adjustments to energy programs (Act). The guidebook can be found on-line at: http://1.usa.gov/wdSG3J

Energy Baselining

Emily Linn, Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. EPA Region 3
215-814-5273, linn.emily@epa.gov
Presentation: Energy Baselining
[2.5 MB .pdf]

  • ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=water.wastewater_drinking_water
    Managers of drinking water systems and wastewater treatment plants can now track energy use, energy costs, and associated carbon emissions by using Portfolio Manager, EPA's online benchmarking tool. Portfolio Manager also offers wastewater treatment plant managers the ability to compare the energy use of their plants with other peer plants using the EPA energy performance rating system.
  • Energy Use Assessment Tool: water.epa.gov/infrastructure/sustain/energy_use.cfm
    EPA's Energy Use Assessment Tool is an Excel-based tool that can be used by small- to medium-sized systems to conduct a utility bill and equipment analysis to assess individual baseline energy use and costs.

Don Hanna, Water Quality Specialist, PA Department of Environmental Protection
814-723-0976, www.depweb.state.pa.us
Presentation: Electric Use at Pennsylvania Sewage Treatment Plants
[1.6 MB .pdf]

  • Electric Use at Pennsylvania Sewage Treatment Plants. This report provides wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators and managers with the tools to evaluate and reduce electric consumption while improving operation and efficiency of treatment plants. The full report can be found in your program packet. To access the report on-line, please visit: www.dvrpc.org/EnergyClimate/WSTP/pdf/ElectricUseReport.pdf [0.3 MB .pdf]

Energy Audits & Case Studies

Tom Devine, Project Manager Energy Services, GHD
Presentation: Process and Energy Audits at Water and Wastewater Facilities
[1.2 MB .pdf]
Presentation: Pumps and Motors [0.3 MB .pdf]

Stan Chilson
Senior Project Manager, CET Engineering
Presentation: Water and Sewage Treatment Energy Management Joint Conference
[6.7 MB .pdf]


Tom Devine
Presentation: Funding Energy Projects at Water and Wastewater Facilities
[0.6 MB .pdf]

Frank Powell, Chief Energy Engineer, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
215-997-4500 x41299, Frank.powell@kema.com
Presentation: PECO Smart IdeasĀ®
[0.3 MB .pdf]

Brion Johnson, Deputy Executive Director for Project Management,
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST)
717-783-6798, bjohnson@pa.gov
Presentation: PENNVEST: Financing Clean Water Projects for Pennsylvania
[1.8 MB .pdf]