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KWh reductions in site energy use/intensity – to date or anticipated in the future (e.g., change in energy 
required per million gallons treated, or change in energy required per hour of pump operation)   

Translation of energy use/intensity reductions to greenhouse gas emission reductions – to date and 
anticipated in the future  Current and anticipated investment (in USD) in energy efficiency projects or 
activities, and anticipated savings (in USD) 

USD value of other re-investments made as a result of the savings from reduced energy costs  

Current and anticipated investment (in USD) in energy efficiency projects or activities, and anticipated 
savings (in USD Solar Panel power purchase agreement saves the CCMUA approximately $150,000 per 
year in electricity expenses while reducing dependency on electric grid.  A combined heat and power 
system which will run on biogas and be completed in 2018 will save the Authority approximately 
$1,000,000 annually.  Sub-metering conducted for critical process units  

Sub-metering for critical process units will be installed in 2017 as part of a project which will upgrade the 
CCMUA’s raw sewage pumps   

Conduct and or participation in research activities   

The CCMUA installed a sewage to heat facility to capture the latent heat of sewage for use in the plant’s 
boiler system.  The New Jersey Institute of Technology is evaluating this technology in hopes of finding 
other applications for the technology.      

 

ENERGY GENERATION & RECOVERY  

 

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

 

Internal energy sources evaluated (e.g., biogas, hydropower, heat in wastewater), and/or 
renewable energy sources evaluated on an ongoing basis (e.g., solar, wind, co-digestion)  

 

Recovery of digester gas in a combined heat and power (CHP) system, and boilers in place (for 
process and building heating)   

 

Conversion of digester biogas to electricity and heat, and/or transportation fuel Yes   

 

Solar panels, wind turbines, heat recovery, in conduit hydro, and/or hydroelectric power 
generation systems installed 

Performance Measures & Results:   

 

Co-generation systems  

 

In process of constructing a combined heat and power system which will utilize biogas from a 
digestion facility to produce electricity and heat which will be used for the sludge drying facility 
Co-digestion systems  

 

In process of constructing a digestion facility.  

 

Percent of energy use that is renewable  

 

Currently 10% of plant’s electricity need is produced via solar power and upon completion of the 
digestion/combined heat and power another 50% to 60% will be produced via biogas