Project #1414

Current Energy Position of New York State Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Lauren Fillmore M.S.
Brown and Caldwell
Utility Management
Energy Optimization
Resource Recovery
Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR)


This research project assessed the magnitude of increases or decreases in wastewater electrical consumption over the past 10 years in New York state based on the net effect of efficiency gains, increased electrical production, and increased process requirements. The researchers also explored the impact of organizational initiatives such as energy benchmarking, energy audits, goal setting, energy-use tracking, and operational optimization to reduce energy use. Published by WERF. 88 pages. Online PDF. (2015)

This project was a collaborative effort between WERF and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Originally funded as WERF project ENER7C13a.