Category: Energy (Cost) Savings Program

Bank Financing: Funding Opportunities

Jump to: Municipal Bonds General Obligation (G.O.) Bonds Revenue Bonds (Enterprise Fund) Sales, Franchise, and Excise Tax Revenue Bonds Lease Revenue Bonds Tax Increment Bonds Special Assessment Bonds Lease Purchase Agreements Banking institutions provide financial assistance to public water systems to design and construct capital improvements to drinking water system infrastructure. This section provides an …

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Water User (or Demand Side) Efficiencies: Energy Saving Investigation Process

What do the icons below mean? Implement increasing block water rates (with many tiers), including possible surcharges to higher demand customers. Doing this is the first step to actively encourage customers to be more involved in water conservation measures. Investigate zero based rates which provide no water in the base charge. Review the feasibility of …

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Technology and SCADA Efficiencies: Energy Saving Investigation Process

What do the icons below mean? Key to the operation of a successful advanced energy management strategy is the close and persistent review of pumping and energy data. While many SCADA systems are adept at general plant operations, an advanced system requires more analysis of the situations at hand, and must make more complex decisions, …

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System Modeling Efficiencies: Energy Saving Investigation Process

What do the icons below mean? One of the first steps necessary to the proper development a comprehensive energy audit of a system is to perform an extended period computer model to evaluate the source, distribution, and pumping system’s functions and performance. While the modeling can be somewhat complex, system personnel and others can assist …

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Storage System Efficiencies: Energy Saving Investigation Process

What do the icons below mean? Know all tank dimensions, including elevations of floor and overflow. Verify tank capacities and the capacity per foot. Know the equalization, fire, and emergency levels and capacities. Know your tank rate of changes +/- at all times with the SCADA system. With this information, make informed decisions, instead of …

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