Energy Roadmap – Directions to the “Utility of the Future”

By Ed McCormick 

May 22, 2013 

 

Now is an exciting time to be a wastewater utility leader. The water sector is rapidly moving from the treatment of wastewater alone to the “manufacturing” of products that are useful to society in our “Green Factories,” including recycled water, renewable energy, fertilizer, nutrients, biodiesel, and clean natural gas. There are toolboxes, guides, manuals, and primers for nearly every significant utility priority from “Asset Management” to “Zero Waste.” And there is certainly no shortage of useful information on the emerging the nexus between water and energy.


WEF’s
Energy Roadmap: A Water and Wastewater Utility Guide to More Sustainable Energy Management may be a game-changer for utilities across the continent. This publication, a must-read for utility leaders everywhere, takes the wealth of information that is out there from a wide variety of sources, consolidates the thinking of dozens of leading water and energy professionals working in this arena, and boils it all down to a succinct, easy-to-read, and eye-catching energy leadership guide full of good practical ideas for becoming more energy efficient and sustainable – with a financial benefit to our ratepayers. 

 

Read the free related Energy Roadmap Matrix or check out the full guidance document available at Energy Roadmap; it is colorful and written in plain language, with numerous references and a wealth of easy-to-implement strategies to help you or your clients to reduce energy use and create additional renewable energy. Guidance tables for each of the six topic areas (Strategic Management; Organizational Culture; Communication and Outreach; Demand-side Management; Energy Generation, and Innovating for the Future), list characteristics of utilities in a three-step progression. Use them to get inspiration and then find additional guidance in each of the six detailed sections.


You can also get inspired by the seven case studies of global successes from around the country and the two test drive case studies of the utilities currently using the Energy Roadmap to enhance their energy management practices. Every milestone along the road will pay dividends for your customers, and this guide will help utilities, professional services consultants, industry, and equipment manufacturers to “start your engine!”
 

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Now is an exciting time to be a wastewater utility leader. The water sector is rapidly moving from the treatment of wastewater alone to the “manufacturing” of products that are useful to society in our “Green Factories,” including recycled water, renewable energy, fertilizer, nutrients, biodiesel, and clean natural gas.

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Energy Roadmap – Directions to the “Utility of the Future”

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Energy Roadmap – Directions to the “Utility of the Future”

By Ed McCormick 

May 22, 2013 

 

Now is an exciting time to be a wastewater utility leader. The water sector is rapidly moving from the treatment of wastewater alone to the “manufacturing” of products that are useful to society in our “Green Factories,” including recycled water, renewable energy, fertilizer, nutrients, biodiesel, and clean natural gas. There are toolboxes, guides, manuals, and primers for nearly every significant utility priority from “Asset Management” to “Zero Waste.” And there is certainly no shortage of useful information on the emerging the nexus between water and energy.


WEF’s
Energy Roadmap: A Water and Wastewater Utility Guide to More Sustainable Energy Management may be a game-changer for utilities across the continent. This publication, a must-read for utility leaders everywhere, takes the wealth of information that is out there from a wide variety of sources, consolidates the thinking of dozens of leading water and energy professionals working in this arena, and boils it all down to a succinct, easy-to-read, and eye-catching energy leadership guide full of good practical ideas for becoming more energy efficient and sustainable – with a financial benefit to our ratepayers. 

 

Read the free related Energy Roadmap Matrix or check out the full guidance document available at Energy Roadmap; it is colorful and written in plain language, with numerous references and a wealth of easy-to-implement strategies to help you or your clients to reduce energy use and create additional renewable energy. Guidance tables for each of the six topic areas (Strategic Management; Organizational Culture; Communication and Outreach; Demand-side Management; Energy Generation, and Innovating for the Future), list characteristics of utilities in a three-step progression. Use them to get inspiration and then find additional guidance in each of the six detailed sections.


You can also get inspired by the seven case studies of global successes from around the country and the two test drive case studies of the utilities currently using the Energy Roadmap to enhance their energy management practices. Every milestone along the road will pay dividends for your customers, and this guide will help utilities, professional services consultants, industry, and equipment manufacturers to “start your engine!”
 

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Ed McCormick,
2014-2015 President
 

Ed McCormick is the 2014-2015 President of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

Ed was most recently Deputy General Manager (DGM) for the Union Sanitary District (USD) in Union City, California, a 30 mgd water resource recovery agency. Prior to USD, Ed was Manager of Wastewater Engineering for the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in Oakland, California, an internationally recognized public water/wastewater utility serving 1.4 million customers, where he worked for nearly 30 years. Ed’s leadership helped EBMUD to become the first wastewater utility in North America to be a net producer of renewable energy in 2012.

Ed was responsible for EBMUD’s wastewater capital program, energy management, engineering, construction, information systems, and public outreach. Ed has overseen the engineering, construction and startup of more than $1.6 billion in wastewater and water capital infrastructure. He led the development of EBMUD’s Water Recycling Program from 0.2 mgd in 1994 to a 9 mgd enterprise.

Prior to EBMUD, Ed worked as an Environmental Engineering Project Manager for Brown and Caldwell Consultants in the planning and designing of wastewater treatment, power generation and water recycling facilities.

A WEF member since 1997, Ed has held multiple leadership roles at WEF. He served previously on the Board of Trustees (2008-2013), the House of Delegates, as Chair of the Utility Management Committee, and Vice Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee. He is also a member of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and the New England Environment Association (NEWEA).

Ed holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from JFK University, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.


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