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ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., energy efficiency standard operating procedures; 
board/executive management energy efficiency policy, including quantitative goals developed 
and shared with stakeholders)  

 

Energy audit/benchmarking conducted to identify priorities for energy efficiency improvements  

 

‘Energy teams’ established and individuals empowered within the utility for energy efficiency 
activities (e.g., an “energy advocate” or “energy champion”)   

 

Energy management-related training provided to plant staff 

 

Utilization of energy conserving operational methods (e.g., optimization of primary 
sedimentation to reduce utilization of pure oxygen) 

Energy efficiency is considered as part of a life-cycle cost analysis when assessing alternatives for capital 
projects.  Most recently, when considering new Aeration Blower equipment, the District looked at both 
capital costs as well as ongoing energy costs in selecting equipment.   All major process area motor 
control centers (MCC’s) have power metering incorporated to allow district staff to analyze and optimize 
power consumption.