Meeting/Event Information


May 22, 2014

Green Infrastructure: Saving Money in Water
May 22, 2014
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
McCall Golf & Country Club
201 N. Lynn Blvd
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Water companies are leading the way with innovative energy savings projects

Green Infrastructure: Saving Money in Water

 Water companies are leading the way with innovative energy savings projects

In the face of rising costs and overburdened power grids, many companies are working to find effective solutions to the major energy and utility issues facing industrial and utility clients. Implementing the latest technologies and utilizing effective resources for preserving energy, big or small is the first step to conserving energy through water resources and planning for a greener future.

Rich Crane of T&M Associates will give an idea of how he was able to help a wastewater treatment plant save energy by using its waste as part of their energy stream. The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority (SMRSA) is a 9 million gallon per day wastewater treatment plant and is located in Belmar, New Jersey adjacent to the Jersey shore. The SMRSA treatment plant produces methane gas from its anaerobic digestion process as fuel to operate a combined heat and power system to offset the plant’s electrical energy and thermal energy requirements. The presentation will focus on the overall goals for the combined heat and power project, production of both electrical and thermal energy, a comparison and evaluation  of combined heat and power technologies (microturbine and internal combustion engine), and a financial analyses of the selected technology including simple payback and system start-up issues.

Chris Crockett of the Philadelphia Water Department will be on hand to explain how the Water Department has reduced their energy usage by employing many different energy conservation measures.

Did you know water and wastewater treatment uses over 2% of the nation’s energy and it is projected to increase as more regulatory requirements are enacted?

Did you know that there is 10 times more energy in wastewater than used to treat it?

Where is the future of the energy-water nexus heading and how can water and wastewater utilities be part of an exciting future solution ?

Learn the answers to these questions and more as Chris Crockett from the Philadelphia Water Department shows how it is becoming a national leader for implementing innovative energy projects such as its recent $47 million 5.6mW cogeneration facility, a 30% reduction in GHGs since 1990, solar projects, sewer geothermal, recycling deicing fluids and food waste for biogas, and much more.

Speaker Bio's

Richard Crane, PE BCEE - Senior Technical Environmental Engineer with T&M Associates

Mr. Richard Crane, PE, BCEE, is a Senior Technical Environmental Engineer that has more than 33 years of experience in the process mechanical design, contract administration, feasibility studies, planning and project management for wastewater treatment plants, water pollution control plants and wastewater pumping station facilities throughout the United States and overseas. Additionally, he has served as project manager for several energy audit projects performed under the New Jersey Clean Energy LGEA program for various wastewater treatment plant facilities throughout New Jersey.

Chris Crocket - Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Environmental Services at the Philadelphia Water Department

Chris has over 18 years of experience in the water, stormwater, and wastewater industry participating and leading innovative projects to improve customer service, performance, revenue, and regulatory compliance. He's been responsible for stormwater and CSO compliance and managed teams to accomplish green infrastructure and watershed management approaches. Some accomplishments include leading the source water protection programs, development and implementation of new stormwater management requirements for development and studies of impervious cover based stormwater billing for non-residential customers. Under his leadership his teams have won numerous local, state, and federal awards. He's also been involved in several national and worldwide groundbreaking environmental projects using information technology for early warning systems for drinking water supplies and public notification for recreation. Currently he oversees the Bureau of Laboratory Resources, Office of Watersheds (Clean City, Green Waters Program), and Planning & Innovation sections. His current focus is on energy and infrastructure management and planning including biomethane, solar, algae biofuels and asset management. His long term goal is to help create the paradigm shift of stormwater and land management as well as resource recovery from wastewater and solid waste management approaches in municipal systems.

About Our Meeting Sponsors

T&M Associates

T&M Associates (T&M) has long been recognized as one of the East Coast’s leading firms offering a broad range of consulting engineering and environmental services, and recently has expanded this reputation into the Midwest with offices in Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Working with public and private clients, we have built a solid reputation for getting the job done, no matter the size or scope of the challenge. With over 350 employees, holding more than 150 licenses, T&M has an extraordinary talent base from which to choose when assembling a team to meet our clients' individual needs. Our team is comprised of professional environmental, civil, structural, site, transportation, traffic, and electrical engineers; planners, environmental scientists, professional geologists/hydrogeologists, Licensed Site Remediation Professionals, Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Ohio Voluntary Action Program Certified Professionals, All Appropriate Inquiry environmental professionals, LEED Certified professionals, Certified Energy Procurement Professionals, landscape architects, grant writers, Geographic Information Specialist Professionals, land surveyors, construction inspectors, and support staff.

Organized by divisions related to specific market sectors, T&M combines professional expertise with modern technological resources to provide effective planning and engineering solutions. No matter the project, we have a team ready and able to meet the challenge with innovative and cost-effective solutions. Our approach is simple: we custom tailor a team to meet your unique needs.

With nearly half a century of award winning engineering and planning expertise, T&M provides an extensive spectrum of services to public and private clients in the following areas: environmental services, water resources, energy & utilities, real estate development, transportation and public works.

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