Honeywell Pumps Up Energy Savings At California's East Valley Water District
March 07, 2014
Honeywell will be working with East Valley Water District (EVWD) of Highland, Calif., to improve water distribution systems and reduce utility costs through a combined energy conservation and automated demand response (ADR) program. The project is the first of its kind among municipal water authorities nationwide and, when complete, is expected to reduce annual energy costs by $523,000.
The project will be financed through a 10-year, $4-million energy performance contract with Honeywell, allowing the water district to pay for the upgrades through the anticipated savings, which the company guarantees. As a result, the program should provide the needed improvements without requiring EVWD to invest upfront capital.
The local electric company, Southern California Edison (SCE), will also provide a $500,000 rebate for the district’s involvement in the ADR program, which requires EVWD to trim energy use on days when the call for electricity puts significant stress on the utility grid.
For more information, read the press release.