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CRWA offers FREE Energy Efficiency Assessments to Water and Wastewater Systems in Colorado
Funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Utilities Service. CRWA's Energy Efficiency Assessment Program provides assessments to water and wastewater systems in Colorado, including recommendations for energy-efficient practices and technologies and provides support in implementing them.
Are you interested in saving on your energy bill and starting your Energy Efficiency Assessment?
Complete the questionnaire and send your billing information (JPEG or PDF) as well as the list of Electric Motors/Pumps/Mixers, etc. and respective hp (1 hp or more) rating to begin the assessment process.
The Energy Efficiency Assessment Program began in July 2014 as a pilot program that included seven participating state rural water associations. During the 2014 pilot, a total of 240 assessments were conducted at selected water and wastewater utility systems throughout the nation, identifying a total of $3,615,000 in potential energy savings (when all the recommendations are implemented.)
The success of the initial pilot program resulted in an increase in funding to the EEAP. Now participation in the Energy Efficiency Assessment Program includes Alabama, California, Colorado Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Future Cost Savings:
Because energy is one of the largest costs for water and wastewater utilities. CRWA’s EEAP is proving to have a substantial impact on operating costs, financial sustainability, and product affordability. The Program’s goal is to recommend cost-saving measures that could reduce energy consumption by at least 10%, and promotes that priority is given to utilities that serve populations living at or below the established federal standard for poverty. Small systems that are struggling financially are encouraged to sign up. Funding sources for recommended improvements include the USDA Rural Development.
A variety of energy efficiency assessment tools and techniques are used to determine potential cost savings resulting from the implementation of energy efficiency improvements. The CRWA Energy Efficiency Program Technician:
- Performs energy efficiency assessments.
- Assists with presentations about Programs and potential benefits and savings.
- Provides documentation to support energy savings
- Helps with improving operations while saving energy
- Provides cost estimates and benefits of recommended improvements
- Provides resources for potential funding to finance improvements
- Trains water and wastewater staff on implementing energy-saving improvements
- Reviews electricity bills for potential energy and money savings
- Reviews alternative power sources, including solar and renewable energy
For more information, contact Kelvin (Kelly) Stone
CRWA Energy Efficiency Assessment Technician
(719) 621-8169 or email@example.com