|Title||Net Zero Energy (NZE) Wastewater Treatment Plants|
|Bid Link||Click Here|
|Description||The goal of the program is to encourage WWTPs to take a holistic approach integrating energy efficiency, renewable self-generation and best practices. The Foundation aims to fund projects that demonstrate the energy potential of wastewater and feasibility of site NZE operation in the sector. These flagship facilities will educate the public and professionals and contribute to the knowledge of operating site NZE WWTPs.
Must track and make public their energy performance data
Must share information on the practices and technologies used; disseminate learnings at conferences and in trade publication
May use ESCOs/performance-based contracts
Facility-wide energy plan and long-term commitment to site net zero energy
Located in Illinois
Must not have started construction
Provide public access for educational purposes
Showcase net zero energy mission including through permanent displays and highly visible signage
Must retire any environmental attributes (i.e. renewable energy credits, emission offsets, etc.) associated with the project
Facilities considered for funding must have an energy plan that includes a long-term commitment to site net zero energy.
Support is only available to projects selected to receive a grant and is determined on a case-by-case basis during the application review period. The Foundation will steer its support to those measures that maximize energy efficiency and self-generation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation prior to requesting funds, especially in the case of a major renovation or work planned through an ESCO energy performance contract.
Reaching the site net zero energy goal may depend on implementing a series of measures over several years. Eligible applicants may apply for support up to $2,000,000. Grants will be paid after successful implementation and performance. Each grant includes up to 2.5% (or $50,000, whichever is less) for permanent educational signage and displays.
The Foundation anticipates extensive interaction with applicants to determine the incentive profile and amounts of individual awards.
Applicants may be awarded a grant at a lower amount than requested.
|Organization||Illinois Clean Energy|
|Location||Chicago, IL, United States|
|Contact Name||general contact|