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Innovative Energy Management Workshop for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in the Hawaiian Islands

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Innovative Energy Management Workshop - Hilo, HI

February 8, 2010
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aging And Disability Resource Center
1055 Kinoole St., Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Objectives include learning how:

  • To use a Plan-Do-Check-Act (P-D-C-A) Approach to improve energy management
  • Utilities can use EPA, State, Power Company tools and resources to reduce energy
  • Utilities can get follow-up assistance after the workshop
8:00 am Registration - Agenda (PDF) (2 pp, 404K)
8:30 Opening Address (Hawaiian Traditional)
8:35 Welcome from Mayor Billy Kenoi
8:55 Workshop Overview – EPA Energy Program for Water Utilities
Sustainable Water Infrastructure & Climate Change Initiative (PDF), Charlotte Ely, Life Scientist, Sustainable Infrastructure Office, EPA Region 9 (19 pp, 3.5M, large file)
9:15-9:45 PLAN – EPA Guidebook:  Setting Priorities
PLAN: Setting Priorities (PDF), Susan Sakaki, Sustainable Earth Initiative (10 pp, 484K)
9:45-10:00 ENERGY STAR Baseline, Benchmark, Tracking Program
Metrics for Success: Benchmarking Wastewater Facilities in Portfolio Manager (PDF) (27 pp, 829K), Cheryl McGovern, Sustainable Infrastructure, EPA R9
10:00-10:15 Break
11:45-12:00 Q&A
Virtual Tour – Energy Audit of Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant
Cost efficient energy efficiency recommendations (remote Q&A)
Hawaii WWTP Energy Audits "A Virtual Tour" (PDF) (69 pp, 4.3M, large file), Kim Williams, CEM, Lead AP, Tetra Tech and Don King, P.E., Tetra Tech
12:00 – 12:15 Lunch – Boxed lunch provided
12:15- 1:30 Lunch Program - Renewable Energy Projects:
FOG in the City of Milbrae, Increasing CHP Productivity While Reducing Biosolids Volume & Climate Changing Gasses (PDF) (33 pp, 1.9M, large file), Dick York, former Superintendent

Hawaii Solar Projects, SunPower Innovative Energy Management Workshop (PDF) (18 pp, 1.5M, large file), Riley Saito, SunPower Corporation
12:55-1:15 San Francisco FOG to Biodiesel Cars, Brown Grease Recovery for Biodiesel (PDF) (25 pp, 4.2M, large file), Dr. Eileen O’Hara, Pacific Biodiesel

1:30-2:20 Hawaii Energy – Efficiency & Conservation: The Other Side of Hawaii’s Energy Equation (PDF) (23pp, 1.6M, large file), Michael Chang and Derrick Sonoda, SAIC
2:20-2:40 How do we pay for it? Third Party Contract Agreements
Third Party Contract Agreements (PDF), (26 pp, 1.2M, large file), Miles Kubo, President of Energy Industries

2:40-2:50 US DOE Funding: HDBT Slides
Specific Funding Sources of Interest to Wastewater & Drinking Water Facilities (PDF), (10 pp, 37K), Cheryl McGovern, Environmental Protection Specialist, EPA Region 9

2:50-3:10 US EPA Funding: Hawaii Department of Health
Funding Projects via the State Revolving Fund (PDF) (24 pp, 1.6M, large file), April Matsumura, HI DOH

3:10-3:25 Break
3:25-3:55 Move Less Water & Save Money
WaterSense, Introducing EPA WaterSense® (PDF) (38 pp, 997K), Charlotte Ely
Rain Water Catchments, Harvesting Rain: Managing Water Resources Wisely (PDF) (17 pp, 3.2M, large file), Patricia H. Macomber, Author
Gray Water, Residential Gray Water Reuse (PDF) (16 pp, 960K), Cheryl McGovern
3:55-4:45 EPA’s Guidebook:  Do - Check And Act
Doing the Work, Measuring Progress, Next Steps
Are we there yet? Do-Check-Act: Moving Forward (PDF), Susan Sakaki, Sustainable Earth Initiative (17 pp, 778K)
4:45-5:00 Wrap up, evaluations, adjourn Sue Sakaki

Contact for Further Information

Cheryl McGovern (mcgovern.cheryl@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3415

Charlotte Ely (ely.charlotte@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3731

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