Utility Webinar: A Cohort Approach to Wastewater Treatment Energy Efficiency
Learn about how to effectively achieve significant energy savings in mechanical wastewater treatment plants
Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.Register
Mechanical wastewater plants use large, industrial blowers to facilitate treatment of water throughout the state. The cohort approach to wastewater treatment energy efficiency draws on research to develop a program approach for Minnesota’s wastewater treatment sector through delivering tailored training while leveraging peer networks to effectively achieve wastewater treatment plant energy efficiency. The webinar explains how this approach may be used as a utility CIP program, including program administration considerations as a result of the geographic distribution of mechanical wastewater plants to achieve statewide energy savings. The webinar will also highlight the mechanics of the training program, as well as its methods to help wastewater operators identify and implement operational energy efficiency opportunities.
The webinar will be co-led by Audrey Partridge and Julie Drennen with the Center for Energy and the Environment and Jon Vanyo with the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program. Partridge and Drennen are regulatory policy experts who will describe the CIP model strategy in depth. Vanyo is an engineer with five years of experience on projects related to wastewater energy efficiency and nutrient optimization; he will explain the training and implementation portion of the program.