Energy efficiency in small to medium wastewater treatment facilities

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 · 9 am–4 pm
Amore, Plymouth, WI
Cost: $69

As a result of this course you will be able to:

  • Read and analyze a wastewater treatment facility’s electric energy bills.
  • Establish baselines and benchmarks for energy consumption.
  • Evaluate the savings potential for the five most common energy efficiency improvements.
  • Calculate the payback and rank improvements on cost effectiveness.
  • Prioritize projects for implementation.
  • Identify funding options for energy conservation improvements.

Who should attend?
Maintenance personnel, operators, regulators, contractors, energy efficiency specialists, plant managers, engineers and anyone interested in learning more about energy management in wastewater treatment facilities.

Have you questioned your wastewater treatment facility’s energy bill lately? Join us to find ways to control this business expense and improve treatment while not sacrificing water quality. A brief overview of the nature of electric energy usage and cost at a typical wastewater treatment facility will set the stage. Next we’ll make the case for why the comprehension and analysis of electric bills is so important, along with the need to establish baselines and benchmarks.

The most common and cost effective energy efficiency improvements in wastewater treatment facilities will be examined, as well as the relationship between process and energy performance. We’ll explore diffused and mechanical aeration, dissolved oxygen control and aeration automation, blower technologies, pumping and pumping systems, combined heat and power, co-digestion, HVAC, and lighting energy efficiency opportunities.

Techniques for calculating savings and cost effectiveness for each energy efficiency improvement will be explained and demonstrated. In addition, to further assist in moving your energy efficiency initiatives forward, a Focus on Energy Advisor will outline the resources available through Wisconsin’s energy efficiency program.

8:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
9 am–4 pm: Program

The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $69, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire course; partial credit cannot be given.

DNR This course is eligible for 5.5 CEC hours for wastewater.

IACET The Energy Center of Wisconsin has been accredited as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. As an IACET Authorized Provider, the Energy Center of Wisconsin offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET standard. The Energy Center of Wisconsin is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

WI PE This course qualifies for up to 5.5 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must verify that the course content is related to their area of professional practice (more information).

Electric bills
• Introduction and overview
• Utility costs and rate structures for generation and distribution
• Metrics, tracking and sub-metering
• Differentiating between energy savings and energy cost reductions

Relationship between process and energy
• Energy savings and process improvements
• Requirements for integrating ECMs, process control and automation

Initial assessment
• Surveying existing equipment
• Tabulating and evaluating survey results
• Integrating energy and process performance results

Benchmarks and baselines
• Developing a benchmark and available benchmarking resources
• Evaluating initial assessment as a baseline and comparisons to benchmark

Details of typical ECM opportunities
• Diffused and mechanical aeration energy
• Dissolved oxygen control and aeration automation savings
• Blower technologies and energy use
• Pumping and pumping systems energy
• Combined heat and power and co-digestion
• HVAC and lighting

Financing options and incentives
• Establishing energy management responsibility and best practices
• Incentives and Wisconsin Focus on Energy
• Performance contracting, bidding, maintenance budgets

Calculating cost effectiveness
• Estimating savings, reality checks and simple payback analysis
• Examples, available resources and summary

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