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Learning Units (Hours)
Jim Newton, P.E., DEE
Providing wastewater and drinking water service to citizens requires energy – and a lot of it. The twin problems of steadily rising energy costs and climate change have therefore made the issue of energy management one of the most salient issues facing water and wastewater utilities. Energy management is also at the heart of efforts across the entire sector to ensure utility operations are sustainable in the future. More and more utilities are realizing that a systematic approach for managing the full range of energy challenges they face is the best way to ensure that these issues are addressed on an ongoing basis in order to reduce climate impacts, save money and remain sustainable. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has recognized the issue across all industries and developed an international standard for developing and implementing an Energy Management System (EnMS), referred to as ISO 50001.
This course will look at developing an energy management system (EnMS) utilizing Deming’s Plan-Do-Check-Act approach to identify, implement, measure and improve energy efficiency and renewable opportunities at their utilities. It will utilize two US EPA publications: “Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater and Water Utilities” and “Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Facilities.”
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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