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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Jun 4 2015
Cadiz Inc., a California land and water resources development company, and Lucid Energy Inc., a provider of in-pipe hydropower infrastructure, have…
May 19 2015
The Water Environment Research Foundation is launching new studies that seek to advance energy research. The first project, WaterWatts: A Modern Look…
Apr 30 2015
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has awarded three new contracts that explore innovative processes. The University of California,…
Apr 3 2015
American Water announced that Gary Naumick, senior director of engineering, will participate in the third of a series of roundtables hosted by U.S.…
Mar 20 2015
American Water announced that its President and CEO Susan Story has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Alliance to Save Energy,…
Mar 10 2015
Capstone Turbine Corp. received an order to upgrade the Irvine Ranch Water District's Michelson Water Recycling Plant in Irvine, Calif., with five…
Mar 4 2015
Josh Frey is a chicken hatchling farmer in West Virginia and a proponent of poultry litter gasification. He takes very young chicks and raises them…
Mar 4 2015
PHG Energy (PHGE) and the city of Lebanon, Tenn., have signed a contract that will provide a sustainable method of waste disposal and produce green…
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…
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