SEP Funds Expanded the Wastewater Energy Management Initiative Program

$1 million
Annual cost savings identified

14.1 million kilowatt hours
Annual electricity savings


683 metric tons per year
Potential nitrogen reduction in waterways


In Alabama, the State Energy Office leveraged SEP funding to expand the Wastewater Energy Management Initiative Program.  The program offered energy assessments to Alabama wastewater facilities focusing on reducing energy consumption through operational changes.  So far, the program has offered assessments to thirty-three facilities and identified 14.1 million kWh of potential savings that can be achieved through no-cost and low-cost measures.  In addition, these operational changes would reduce the amount of nitrogen discharged into Alabama waterways by 683 metric tons per year.

Contact Information for the Alabama Energy Office