Water and Wastewater
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energy efficiency for water and wastewater
Energy Efficiency for Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment: A Win-Win
For municipalities, upgrading water and wastewater facilities to be energy-efficient offers clear benefits. Not only can it lead to notable cost savings, but it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, aligning with environmental goals. Cascade Energy has experts to ensure that your municipality can reap these benefits, while maintaining safe and reliable operations to protect health and the environment.
Energy Costs can account for as much as 30% to 40% of the total operating costs of a water or wastewater facility!
Water and wastewater treatment facilities are often among the largest energy consumers for municipalities.
We combine the skills of water/wastewater experts with the abilities of seasoned industrial energy efficiency personnel.
This combination of industry knowledge and efficiency tools has helped us create a highly successful process for identifying specific low/no-cost actionable changes that save energy and money for large and small systems alike.
Water and Wastewater at a Glance
Participated in energy management projects in ten states through eight utility demand-side management programs.
The typical amount municipalities spend on water and wastewater energy use.
Average energy savings for plants participating in strategic energy management (with the top quartile of participants saving 19%).
Our Water and Wastewater Team
Cascade’s water and wastewater professionals are industry veterans. They are capable of earning the trust of risk-averse operators and managers.
Meet an Expert
Matt Jensen, Cascade’s Aquafficiency Program Manager, works with city managers, facility operators, system engineers, and equipment vendors to identify energy-efficiency opportunities within our nation’s public infrastructure. Having served as an elected official in a city that benefitted from Cascade’s efficiency consulting, he joined the effort, trading instrumentation and SCADA programming for energy and water conservation coaching.
Idaho power wastewater energy efficiency cohort
In 2014, Idaho Power and Cascade collaborated on a cohort-based SEM offering for the utility’s wastewater treatment customers. Wastewater Energy Efficiency Cohort, or WWEEC, was an intensive program involving 11 of the 12 largest municipal wastewater accounts in Idaho Power’s service area. The cohort transformed the opinions of the participating cities on the value their utility can provide.