EBC/MassDEP Renewable Energy Program: Renewable Energy for Wastewater and Drinking Water Facilities


Date: October 1, 2013


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

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EBC/MassDEP Renewable Energy Program: Renewable Energy for Wastewater and Drinking Water Facilities

October 1, 2013 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Drinking water and wastewater facilities are estimated to account for 3-4% of national electricity consumption in the U.S. and are typically the largest consumers of energy in municipalities, often accounting for 30-40% of total energy consumed. Implementing energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy systems can significantly reduce operating costs, while helping mitigate the effects of climate change.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (MassDOER), Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and Mass Clean Energy Results Program (MASS CERP) have been combining efforts to advance Massachusetts’ clean energy goals of promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy generation. This joint program of the EBC and the DEP will explain the renewable energy development opportunities that exist in Massachusetts for drinking water and wastewater facilities.

Representatives from MassDEP, MassDOER and MassCEC will discuss the current renewable energy landscape in Massachusetts and the EPA will provide an overview of their efforts nationally and regionally. Solar PV, wind, anaerobic digestion and hydro power municipal renewable energy project examples will then be presented. The program will conclude with financing Renewable Energy projects, including presentations identifying some funding sources and various financing techniques.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair
  Anthony J. Primo, P.E., LEED AP
Alternative Energy Discipline Leader, CDM Smith

Keynote Speaker

  Kenneth Kimmell
  Commissioner, MA Department of Environmental Protection


  • Bram Claeys, Deputy Director, Renewable & Alternative Energy Division, MassDOER
  • Jason Turgeon, Environmental Protection Specialist, Energy & Climate Unit, U.S. EPA
  • Thomas M. Potter, MassDEP Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
  • Michael Murphy, Business Development Manager for Water Innovation, MassCEC
  • Matthew Pearson, Grafton Water District Manager
  • Kristen Patneaude, Project Manager, MWRA Deer Island Treatment Plant
  • John Donovan, P.E., BCEE, Senior Vice President, CDM Smith
  • Celeste Fay, Prioject Engineer, Alden Labs
  • Michael DiBara, Project Manager, MassDEP
  • Amy Barad, Program Director, MassCEC
  • Steven Levine, Managing Director, Encap Development LLC
  • Eric Graber-Lopez, Partner, BlueWave Capital, LLC


  • Catherine Finneran, Senior Director, Renewable Energy Generation, MassCEC
  • Briony Angus, Project, Manager, Tighe & Bond
  • Matt Shortsleeve, Senior Manager, Mercury Solar Systems, Inc.

Final Agenda

Immediately following the program please join Alden Labs in a tour of their facility:
Alden Research Laboratory (Alden) is the oldest continuously operating hydraulic laboratory, founded in 1894 as part of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  In 1986, Alden became a private company, expanding into consulting and engineering services.  Our facilities span over 30 acres with about 120,000 SF of enclosed testing space including several flumes, tow tanks, and large basins as well as machine, welding and carpentry shops. We would be pleased to share with you a tour of our world-class facilities following the speaking program.

The electricity for this EBC event has been matched with 100% local wind power through New England Wind, a program of Mass Energy Consumers Alliance. You can green your electricity too! Visit www.massenergy.org.


October 1, 2013
7:30 am - 12:00 pm


October 1, 2013
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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