Recently, WPC received the facility’s results from its participation in the second year of the Wastewater Energy Efficiency Cohort (WWEEC), an Idaho Power Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency program offering. The project cost $974.88 and the results letter announced the plant was able to save over 200,000 kWh of electricity.
“To put it another way, we were able to conserve enough power to light up 17 average homes in Idaho for a year,” said Jon Herrick, WPC Superintendent. “The reduction in electricity use will also lead to an estimated $10,000 in operational savings.”
“We take our stewardship of public funds very seriously,” said Jeff Mansfield, Public Works Director/City Engineer. “Opportunities like this are examples of our commitment to being environmentally conscious and fiscally responsible.”
Through the WWEEC, facility staff are shown how to identify and implement energy-conserving opportunities.