A Different Way Of Thinking

Staff members with the Bangor Water District pool ideas and develop ways to reduce electricity usage while also generating on-site power.
A Different Way Of Thinking
Bangor removed a pressure reducing valve in a control valve facility and replaced it with a turbine to capture energy.

In 2006, the Bangor (Maine) Water District received a notice that electric rates were about to rise sharply. Electricity was already the district’s second biggest expenditure, and a 30 percent increase for forward capacity charges would overshoot the budget.

Management decided...

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