WEBINAR: Find Money in the Water System Budget: Energy Management Project Ideas, Prioritization, and Implementation

Date(s) - 06/09/2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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electricmeterRobertLinderFor many water systems, the electric (or energy) bill is one of the largest operating expenses regularly incurred by the water utility. It is also one of the most controllable operating expenses a water utility will have. However, even after an energy assessment has been completed and a baseline of energy usage constructed, water utility managers may lack ideas for projects that they could undertake for energy management. Or they may be unsure how to prioritize competing energy management project ideas, and how to implement those projects. This webinar presented some ideas for sample projects, and focused on how to prioritize and implement such projects.

Webinar Attendees:

  • Walked through the 5th and 6th steps of implementing an energy management plan, as outlined in the seven-step framework in the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) Water & Wastewater Energy Management Best Practices Handbook.
  • Discussed some energy management project ideas for small water systems, as well as ways to prioritize and implement such projects.
  • Heard from a water system in Kansas that has done significant energy management work, resulting in operating cost savings.


  • Steve Kubler, Installation Technician, AWI
  • David Tucker, Project Director, EFC at UNC Chapel Hill