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									    Water and Wastewater

CEE Meeting, St. Louis MO 2007


       Presented by: George
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  What Is
  Efficiency Vermont ?



The first energy efficiency utility in the USA
Created by order of the Vermont State Legislature in
2000
Efficiency $0.035/kWh vs. Generation $0.075/kWh
Two divisions: Business and Residential Services



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Two Ways of Working with
Business Energy Services
Custom Projects
Prescriptive forms:
• 3 Phase Premium Efficiency Motors
• Lighting
• HVAC
• Refrigeration
• Agriculture/Farms
• Transformers (phased out after 2007)
• Small (< 30 hp) Compressed Air (New for 2008)


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 Efficiency Vermont’s
 Water & Wastewater Initiative

Vermont Market
 Municipal Wastewater
    90 Plants
    76% of plants have average daily flows <
     1 MGD
    71% of facilities in VT are Aerated
     Lagoons or small Activated Sludge
 Water
    Total number of VT water systems =
     1,357
    Community water systems = 440
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Efficiency Vermont Approach to
Market Transformation

Primary Market Barriers
  1.Lack of capital for increased first costs
  2.Insufficient time or information to
    evaluate the energy and non-energy
    benefits of efficiency
  3.Risk aversion (Inertia)
  4.Regulatory and safety concerns

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Efficiency Vermont Approach to
Market Transformation

Strategy
  No program requirement to claim direct
   kWh savings from market
   transformation efforts
  Educate market for more targeted
   interactions
  Establish relationships with key
   partners
  Create repeat business for increased   6
Efficiency Vermont Approach to
Market Transformation

Training opportunities:
  1.Basics of motors and drives
  2.Understanding electric utility bills
  3.Energy saving projects and their impact
    on your electrical bill
  4.How process improvements or changes
    can also save energy and/or money

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Efficiency Vermont Approach to
Market Transformation

Vermont Water & Wastewater
strategic partners
  1. Vermont Rural Water Association
     (VRWA)
  2. Green Mountain Water Environment
     Association (GMWEA)
  3. Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
      • Facilities Engineering
      • Wastewater Management Division
      • Water Supply Division
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Efficiency Vermont Approach to
Market Transformation

Project Implementation
  1.Design incentives to help identify
    energy efficiency opportunities
  2.Pilot scale projects to reduce the
    perceived risk
  3.Financing options (ESCOs, Loans,
    Leases)
  4.Metering to confirm savings

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Greatest Opportunities in Vermont’s Water &
Wastewater Plants

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) on
 aeration equipment
VFDs on pumping applications
Automated variable control strategies
For new construction projects, process
 changes to newer more energy-efficient
 systems
Implementation of methane-fueled co-
 generation                                   10
Summary 2000 to 2006

160 Projects with 892 Measures
3,405,626 kWh Annual Savings
$321,039 Annual Customer Savings
$279,363 In Incentives




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 Summary 2000 to 2006

                         Breakout by Percentages of

              Measures   kWh    $ Savings Incentive $ Cost $
Transformer    0.4%      0.5%     0.4%         1%      1%
Custom
Control        0.1%       1%       1%          1%      2%
Lighting        80%       1%       1%          3%     0.3%
Fuel Switch    0.4%       8%       2%          4%      9%
Eff. Motor      10%       8%       9%          8%      7%
Process        0.3%      23%      22%         25%      55%
Motor VFD       9%       58%      65%         57%      25%

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Efficiency Vermont - Success


Market Penetration – worked with over
 40% of Vermont’s the municipal
 wastewater market
Significant increases in MWh savings,
 number of customers, and repeat business
Efficiency Vermont name recognition



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       How to reach us:

      Efficiency Vermont
    255 S. Champlain Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401-4717
     ____________________
    (888) 921-5990 Phone
     (802) 658-1643 FAX
  www.efficiencyvermont.com


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Questions?




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