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

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Oahu Workshop

Innovative Energy Management Workshop
February 10, 2009
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH)
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu
Objectives include learning how:

  • Peers have improved energy management using a Plan-Do-Check-Act (P-D-C-A) Approach
  • 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 - 9:00 Sustainable Oahu
Welcome Address Outline (PDF) (1 pp, 29K), Laurence K. Lau, Deputy Director for Environmental Health, State of Hawaii, Department of Health
9:00-9:15 Workshop Overview - EPA Energy Program for Wastewater Utilities
Sustainable Water Infrastructure & Climate Change Initiative address (PDF) (19 pp, 3.5M, large file), Charlotte Ely, Life Scientist, Sustainable Infrastructure Office, EPA Region 9
9:15-9:45 PLAN – EPA Guidebook : Setting Priorities
PLAN: Setting Priorities (PDF) (10 pp, 484K), Susan Sakaki, Sustainable Earth Initiative
9:45-10:00 ENERGY STAR Baseline, Benchmark, Tracking Program
How Energy Efficient Is My Facility?
Metrics for Success: Benchmarking Wastewater Facilities in Portfolio Manager (PDF) (27 pp, 829K), Cheryl McGovern, Environmental Protection Specialist, Sustainable Infrastructure Office, EPA Region 9
10:00-10:15 Break
11:45-12:00 Q&A
Virtual Tour – Energy Audit of Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant
Cost and energy efficient energy 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
Pick Up Lunches
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
HI Solar Projects, Hawaii Solar Update (PDF), Christy Imata, Hawaii Solar Energy Association (23 pp, 431K)
SF FOG to Biodiesel Fuels Cars, Brown Grease Recovery for Biodiesel (PDF) (25 pp, 4.2M, large file), Larry Zolezzi, Hawaii Operations Manager, Pacific Biodiesel
1:30-2:20 2:20-2:40 2:40-2:50 2:50-3:10 Hawaii Energy – Conservation and Efficiency Improvements for Commercial / Industrial Operations
Efficiency and Conservation: The Other Side of Hawaii's Energy Equation (PDF) (23 pp, 1.6M, large file), Michael Chang and Derrick Sonoda, SAIC
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
US DOE Funding HDBT Slides
Specific Funding Sources of Interest to Wastewater & Drinking Water Facilities (PDF), US Department of Energy (10 pp, 37K), Cheryl McGovern
US EPA/HI Department of Health
Funding Projects via the State Revolving Fund (PDF) (24 pp, 1.6M, large file), April Matsumura, HDOH
3:10-3:25 Break
3:25-3:55 Moving Less Water & Saving Money
WaterSense, Introducing EPA WaterSense® (PDF) (38 pp, 997K), Charlotte Ely, EPA Region 9
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, EPA Region 9
3:55-4:50 EPA’s Guidebook: Do – Check & Act
Doing The Work, Measuring Progress, Next Steps
Do-Check-Act: Moving Forward (PDF) (17 pp, 778K), Susan Sakaki, Sustainable Earth Initiative
4:50-5:00 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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