Speakers: Paul Hoeschen | Energy Efficiency Technical Advisor, Minnesota Rural Water Association
Energy represents the largest controllable cost of providing water or wastewater services to the public, accounting for 20 – 60% of a city’s total electric bill. Most facilities were designed and built when energy costs were not a major concern. Enhanced knowledge of wastewater biology coupled with equipment innovations in the last 20 years has resulted in energy conservation opportunities cities can easily implement, often with zero or very low capital investment, and almost always pay for themselves in a very short time. A follow-up to review the goals of your initial assessment helps provide a framework for implementing strategies and provide continued assistance in developing an energy conservation culture.