Energy Efficiency

Water and wastewater agencies constantly balance the need to meet growing population demand and increasingly stringent water quality regulations with facility expansions, while also consciously monitoring energy consumption and operational costs. Energy efficiency is more important than ever before. Read on for examples of excellence in energy efficiency.

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Mar 3 2015
Situated across the Potomac River from the city of Alexandria, Va., is the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, which holds the title of…
Mar 3 2015
Five wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) across the city of Charlotte, N.C., support more than 805,000 customers. The WWTPs operate 24/7 and produce…
Feb 18 2015
Porifera Inc., a Bay Area startup focused on developing advanced systems for water treatment, was recommended by the California Energy Commission (…
Feb 11 2015
U.S. Water Services Inc., a provider of integrated water treatment solutions, announced a strategic partnership with Allete, a mid-sized energy…
Feb 9 2015
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) achieved win-win results by offering the California Wastewater Process Optimi­zation Program (CalPOP). The city…
Feb 9 2015
Water and energy are deeply connected, and in order to manage one properly, one must properly manage the other. Water and wastewater utilities need a…
Feb 9 2015
Blue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced the closing of a joint venture to…
Feb 5 2015
Smart grid energy solutions provider Delta Energy & Communications announced a new strategic relationship with Vestment Global Services (VGS) to…
Jan 22 2015
Greg Wilson has joined Aclara Technologies LLC as senior vice president of engineering and technology. Aclara provides smart infrastructure…
Jan 21 2015
The Portland (Ore.) Water Bureau (PWB) and Lucid Energy have officially turned one of the city’s major water pipelines into a generator of renewable…
Jan 20 2015
A report into Low Energy Wastewater Treatment, compiled by BlueTech Research, revealed that in the U.S. municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP)…
Jan 15 2015
Municipal wastewater treatment is an energy-intensive process, and, in California, represents 0.5% of all electricity demand. The sludge, or solids…
Dec 15 2014
In 2009, the West Lafayette Wastewater Treatment Plant in Indiana seized revenue- and energy-savings opportunities for the thousands of gallons of…
Dec 5 2014
Global Water Eng. (GWE) has won an international chemical engineering award for its process that transforms food processing sludge waste from an…
Nov 25 2014
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) are currently seeking wastewater treatment technologies…
Nov 5 2014
American Water Works Co. Inc. announced that Fort Meade Army Installation, Md. was recently selected as the only Army installation to receive the…
Oct 22 2014
John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America, addressed energy productivity at the Alliance to Save Energy’s Energy 2030 On the Road on Monday, Sept…
Oct 7 2014
Faced with rising power costs and a volatile energy future, village of Cascade, Wis., trustees were determined to offer forward-thinking solutions to…
Oct 6 2014
GE and PurposeEnergy Inc. announced a collaboration whereby GE’s new anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) technology and PurposeEnergy’s Tribrid-…
Oct 3 2014
On Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, the town of Kersey, Colo., will host a ribbon cutting event for a new solar array which provides 100% of the annual energy…
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