During Water Week 2014, Danfoss joined other manufacturers and solutions providers, industry associations and non-profit organizations on Capitol Hill to discuss perspectives and solutions as well as challenges and opportunities in U.S. water and wastewater sectors.
“Water and wastewater treatment represents the third largest energy consumer in the United States,” explained Lisa Tryson, director of corporate communications and public relations at Danfoss. “Policy, regulation, and financing options are critical to get available, proven energy-efficient technologies deployed. Through public and private sector engagement, we can make progress on the water-energy nexus.”
Specifically, on April 9, Danfoss showcased its high efficiency, readily available variable frequency drive technology as a viable solution for energy-intensive water and wastewater treatment processes. The one-day Water Infrastructure & Innovation Expo was hosted by Water Environment Federation (WEF) as part of the National Water Policy Forum & Fly-in, Water Week’s anchor event hosted by The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), WEF and Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF).
Held in the Rayburn House Office Building, the Expo was attended by members of Congress and congressional staff, general managers and plant managers of waste and clean water facilities, water agencies, federal agency employees and the public.
“This Expo was a great way to bring together various perspectives on the state of water in the United States, and continue to reinforce the availability and capability of high efficiency technologies that, with broader deployment, could help to solve urgent—and growing—energy challenges,” commented John Masters, vice president of sales—water, Danfoss. “There was very strong interest from attendees on the benefits of variable frequency drives and the ability to reduce energy use in the water and wastewater treatment sector, and this interest is critical to advancing the deployment of these technologies.”