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Title: Energy Management for Water Utilities
Description: This course will provide water treatment operators, superintendents and related staff with practical, classroom-based instruction supplemented with interactive exercises regarding innovative and relevant approaches to energy management in a water utility. Classroom segments will cover the basics of energy use in a water treatment plant, understanding rate structures and types of charges, the structure of an energy management plan and options for funding energy audits/improvements. Interactive segments include individual utility energy use exercises and a small group activity utilizing a pre-determined scenario that allows participants to use what they have learned in classroom segments to analyze given information, create and justify recommendations for energy management plans and wrap up by presenting findings to the larger group for discussion.
Who Should Attend: This seminar is designed for water utility operators, managers, superintendents, environmental analysts and related personnel who are interested and involved in the various types and stages of energy management and efficiency in the operation of a water utility. Water commissioners, town/city planners, consulting engineers and regulatory officials will also find this course of interest.
Pre-requisites: None
CEUs: 0.6
Learning Objectives/Outcomes: In this interactive workshop, participants will gain an understanding of: Basics of energy use in a water utility; Fundamentals of utility billing; rates and charges; Structures of energy management plans; Assessment procedures for current energy use/management in a water utility; Fundamental P-D-C-A energy management outlining, including project prioritization; Options for funding energy management projects and upgrades. Upon completion of the classroom training, participants will be able to: Match the learning program agenda and key learning goals and objectives; Sequence the instructional materials as a follow-along guide to the learning program; Describe the typical partitioning of energy in a water utility; Describe energy rate structures and charges; Understand and describe the K-I-S-S rules as it pertains to prioritizing management projects; Describe the Plan-Do-Check-Act format of creating an energy management plan, including benchmarking, tracking monthly energy use, identifying critical operations and potential means of increasing efficiency, identifying energy efficiency targets/objectives, defining performance indicators, establishing action plans to meet goals, monitoring and measuring the performance of established targets, documenting and communicating success, reviewing progress and making adjustments as necessary.
Learning Outcome/Assessment Method: In addition to the interactive discussion and activities contained within this course, there are two written self-assessments over the course of the day. Upon completion of the fundamentals and basics segment of the class, participants will complete a written quiz. This assessment is comprised of ten term matching questions drawn directly from the information presented in class, as well as a fill-in-the-blank diagram of the water cycle to be completed. A comprehensive, multiple choice written self-assessment of learning outcomes will be administered following completion of the morning and afternoon sessions. This written assessment will be comprised of straightforward questions covering the core content of each instructional segment and general course information. There will be a total of ten questions with multiple choice answers; there will be no trick questions. Following completion of each assessment, a group review of the assessment will be conducted by the course facilitators and the NEWWA Education staff proctor. Participants will self-correct their assessments during this review and indicate their score on the top of their answer sheets. Participants must achieve a score of 7 out of 10 correct for a passing grade. Answer sheets will be submitted to/reviewed by the NEEWA Education Staff proctor during the course sign-out process. Any participant who does not achieve the required passing score will meet with the NEWWA Education Staff proctor for an oral review/debrief following completion of the course. This will provide learners with an opportunity to re-examine assessment questions and answers, clarify information and develop insight into their responses. It will also provide an opportunity to access additional learning support if needed.
Technology Requirements: None

Changed at: 4/19/2011 9:17 AM Changed by: Kirsten King
Created at: 4/19/2011 9:17 AM Created by: Kirsten King

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