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Advancing Energy Efficiency in Wastewater Facilities and Other Underserved Sectors in Tennessee and Alabama

In September 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that TDEC’s Office of Energy Programs (OEP) would receive a 2015 State Energy Program Competitive Award to work alongside the State of Alabama in furthering energy efficiency at Tennessee’s and Alabama’s water and wastewater treatment plants. The program seeks to advance the adoption of energy efficiency improvements at wastewater and water treatment plants in at least 24 municipalities in Tennessee and Alabama through onsite energy assessments and energy management implementation support.

The DOE-funded project will support water and wastewater treatment plants in identifying and overcoming barriers to implementing energy efficiency, ultimately resulting in significant energy savings. If your water and wastewater system is interested in being evaluated for participation and receiving no-cost technical assistance, please contact or call the OEP Energy Hotline at (800) 342-1340.​