Energy Management

Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater and Water Utilities (2008, 113 pages)
This guidebook developed by US EPA demonstrates to utility managers that it makes business and environmental sense to optimize energy conservation efforts. It outlines the steps a facility would take to understand their energy use, set reduction goals, take actions, and make progress on achieving energy reduction targets. It can be downloaded from the following website:

ENERGY STAR Tools and Resources Library
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the US EPA and the US Department of Energy to assist in saving money and protecting the environment through energy efficient products and practices. The website offers a broad range of tools and resources to help implement an energy management strategy. ENERGY STAR has developed a Benchmarking Starter Kit to help you get started quickly. You can download tools and resources at:

Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager is an interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess energy and water consumption across your entire portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment. For more information visit the website at:

In addition, EPA has developed a Benchmarking Starter Kit to help you get started quickly.

Wastewater Management Fact Sheet, Energy Conservation (July 2006, 7 pages)
Developed by US EPA, this booklet describes practices that can be implemented to conserve energy at wastewater treatment plants. You can download it from:

Water and Energy Best Practice Guidebook (December 2006, 93 pages)
This guidebook was prepared by SAIC for the State of Wisconsin Division of Energy. You may download it at:

Energy Efficiency RFP Guidance for Water-Wastewater Facilities (2010)
Many water-wastewater utilities wish to include energy efficiency provisions in facility upgrades and new construction, but don't know how to clearly and effectively include energy efficiency in project requests for qualifications (RFQs) or requests for proposals (RFPs). The guide developed by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) in cooperation with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) provides some helpful information. You can download it at:

The Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) (2008)
The Pumping System Assessment Tool is a free online software tool to help industrial users assess the efficiency of pumping system operations developed by the Department of Energy. PSAT uses achievable pump performance data from Hydraulic Institute standards and motor performance data from the MotorMaster+ database to calculate potential energy and associated cost savings. Download at:

Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures for Wastewater Treatment Facilities (September 2010, 222 pages)
Developed by the US EPA, this report focuses on energy efficient equipment replacement, operational modifications, and process control enhancements that lead to improved energy efficiency and cost savings. You can download at:

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Created to help New York meet its energy goals of reducing energy consumption, promoting use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment, the program provides technical assistance, research and outreach for municipal water and wastewater facilities in New York.
Water and Wastewater Energy Management Best Practices Handbook
10 Steps to Energy Efficiency for water and wastewater Treatment Facilities
Payback Analysis Tool.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Checklist
Wastewater Benchmarking Tool
Water Treatment Plant Checklist
Water Treatment Benchmarking Tool