March 4, 2021 | 2:00 pm CST
Speakers: Dennis Brown | Georgia 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. The Energy Efficiency Technician provides hands-on assistance to the utility in the first steps of developing and implementing a systematic energy management program. The short-term goal is to educate management on how energy is used and billed, identify areas of major energy usage in the facility and develop strategies to reduce that usage. The ultimate goal is to provide a framework for implementing these strategies and provide continued assistance in developing an energy conservation culture.
Credit: 1 CEUs for Drinking Water & Wastewater