New Jersey Sewage Treatment Plant To Trade Effluent for Energy

New Jersey Sewage Treatment Plant To Trade Effluent for Energy

In an unusual deal, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority just launched a project to send effluent from wastewater treatment to a local power plant in exchange for electricity, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The agreement is expected to help the New Jersey facility become energy … Read more…

Las Cruces Adds Cogeneration to Wastewater Treatment Facility

Las Cruces Adds Cogeneration to Wastewater Treatment Facility

Energy efficiency changes that include two new cogenerators installed at a wastewater treatment plant in Las Cruces, New Mexico, are expected to help save the city $1.4 million annually. The $4.9 million cogeneration project will generate power from methane gas at the Jacob A. Hands … Read more…

Product Announcement: Energy Savings Tool for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Product Announcement: Energy Savings Tool for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

As we’ve reported lately – and of course, as most sustainability and energy management professionals know – the handling of water and wastewater is extremely energy intensive. Now, Fluence Corporation Limited has released its SmartAerator Tornado for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment facilities. The company … Read more…

NYC One Step Closer to Net-Zero Energy Goal at Wastewater Treatment Plants

NYC One Step Closer to Net-Zero Energy Goal at Wastewater Treatment Plants

The New York Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the installation of three new boilers and a new exhaust capture system at the Port Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant on Staten Island. The $30 million project builds toward the OneNYC initiative of achieving net-zero energy use … Read more…

‘Better Buildings, Better Plants’ Saves $2.4B Over Five Years

‘Better Buildings, Better Plants’ Saves $2.4B Over Five Years

The Energy Department announced on September 30 that the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program has saved $2.4 billion during the past five years. The program rests on a pledge by manufacturers and water and wastewater treatment agencies to cut energy intensity by about 25 percent … Read more…

Wastewater Treatment Facility Switches to Dialight LEDs, Cuts Energy Use 50%

Wastewater Treatment Facility Switches to Dialight LEDs, Cuts Energy Use 50%

The city of Santa Cruz, Calif,. wastewater treatment facility, which processes an average daily flow of 10 million gallons, has reduced its lighting energy use and cost by more than 50 percent. The facility recently upgraded its exterior and site lighting from high-pressure sodium (HPS) … Read more…

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