Wednesday, August 19, 2015 · 9 am–4 pm
Amore, Plymouth, WI
Cost: $69

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

  • Identify the most likely energy conservation measures and those unlikely to be worth pursuing.
  • Evaluate the cost effectiveness of potential energy conservation measures in pumping applications and aeration and blower applications.
  • Prioritize projects for implementation.
  • Find funding options for energy conservation improvements.

Basic understanding of common wastewater treatment processes and equipment. Prior attendance of Energy efficiency in small to medium wastewater treatment facilities in July 2014 is not required.

Who should attend?
Maintenance personnel, operators, regulators, contractors, energy efficiency specialists, plant managers, engineers and anyone with a basic understanding of common wastewater treatment processes and equipment, as well as an interest in learning more about energy management in wastewater treatment facilities.

Pop quiz
Test your knowledge of wastewater energy efficiency

Stumped trying to decide what energy conservation measures make sense in wastewater facilities? Join us for this full day course. We’ll explore and explain the most and least promising efficiency initiatives with a special emphasis on pumping and aeration systems. The relationships between process and energy performance will be discussed and techniques for calculating savings and cost effectiveness for each energy efficiency improvement will be explained and demonstrated. To further assist in moving your projects forward, we’ll also review utility incentives.

8:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
9 am–4 pm: Program (lunch and breaks included)

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.

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

WDNR 5.5 hours Wastewater CECs available.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 5.5 CEUs for the following credential: Master Electrician License.

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).

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

Introduction and overview

  • Electric power cost evaluation
  • Determining composite rate
  • Benchmarks and metrics

Indications of best opportunities

  • Do’s
    • High horsepower loads
    • Continuous running loads
    • Frequent starts and stops
    • Loads with excess capacity compared to process demand
  • Don’ts
    • Small and intermittent loads
    • Seasonal requirements

Incorporating process concerns into evaluations

Zero/Low capital cost opportunities

Focus on pumping system savings

  • Reading and using pump curves
  • Affinity laws
  • Converting pump power to energy cost

Focus on aeration system savings

  • Mechanical aeration
  • Diffuser modifications
  • Positive displacement blowers
  • Dynamic blowers (Including turbos)
  • Control system savings

Evaluating utility incentives

Establishing priorities

Measurement and verification

18 W. Mill Street
Plymouth , WI

Thank you to our classroom course sponsors.

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

Alliant Energy
We Energies
Xcel Energy
Madison Gas and Electric
WPPI Energy
Wisconsin Public Service

Hosted by

WPPI Energy

In partnership with
Wisconsin Wastewater Operators' Association

United Water

Presented by


Call 608.210.7114 or email our registration contact.