Energy use for wastewater treatment is typically among the major contributors to the total energy use faced by urban water and wastewater utilities. However, substantial energy and financial savings can be uncovered through operational changes and capital investments at wastewater treatment plants. ETV (Environmental Technology Verification) can be an useful tool supporting the implementation of innovative solutions to improve the energy efficiency at municipal WWTPs.
It is estimated that electricity consumption accounts for as much as 25-30% of operating costs of WWTP. Therefore, one of the challenges for the WWTP is to improve the energy efficiency of the processes used. Innovative technologies and the implementation of energy efficiency improvement strategies at municipal WWTPs respond to this challenge.
Aim of the project
The aim of the project is promotion of Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) as a tool to support the implementation of innovative solutions to improve the energy efficiency of municipal WWTPs.
Crated Polish-Norwegian capacity will provide quality testing and a performance verification service in a form of a cooperation network of test bodies and verification bodies in the water sector for successful market uptake of innovations developed under a new perspective of the Norwegian Grants.
What will be achieved:
1. Analysis of potential and possibilities
The project will indicate to operators and designers of municipal wastewater treatment plants what are the possibilities of introducing appropriate technological improvements to raise the energy efficiency of the treatment plant and to determine the real need for implementing innovative technologies in this area.
2. Awareness about ETV among technology providers and buyers
ETV4Water builds awareness of suppliers of innovations from Poland and Norway in the water sector in respect of ETV use. They can use ETV as a tool to strengthen their competitive advantage and to create a credible investment offer. This is especially dedicated to those companies that plan to transfer innovative technologies to both markets (PL and NO) as well as to European and global markets. The project will allow you to familiarize yourself with the requirements and the course of the verification procedure and the possibilities of obtaining funding for ETV.
Especially for those from the public sector, we want to point out the possibilities of using ETV, e.g. in the public procurement procedure and use it as a tool for reducing technological and investment risks in the selection and implementation of innovative technologies.
3. Polish-Norwegian cooperation platform
ETV4Water prepares the platform for Polish-Norwegian cooperation in the water and wastewater innovation sector offering:
• A network of research centres from Poland and Norway conducting research in the field of wastewater technology in accordance with ETV requirements
• Technical and substantive support for verification provided by the Environmental Technology Verification Unit at the Institute of Ecology of Industrial Areas in Katowice and AquateamCOWI in Norway.
The project will develop a common mechanism for the implementation of innovations for improving energy efficiency in the water sector based on the ETV. I will allow for:
• more effective use of ETV in practice in Poland and Norway,
• creation of a dedicated, credible, market-driven offer that meets the needs of buyers,
• raising the buyers’ awareness of the opportunities and benefits of implementing innovation to improve energy efficiency,
• strengthening the Polish-Norwegian cooperation for the development, transfer and implementation of technologies in the water sector based on the identified innovative potential.
The Institute of Ecology of Industrial Areas in Katowice (IETU), https://ietu.pl/en/
Aquateam COWI, www.aquateamcowi.no
Gdańsk Water Foundation (GFW), https://www.gfw.pl/
23 October 2017, 9:00-11:00, How to verify the performance of an innovative, energy efficient technology for wastewater sector under the EU ETV Programme.
23 October 2017, 12:30-14:30, Environmental technology verification (ETV) as a tool facilitating implementation of innovative technologies for energy efficiency improvement at wastewater treatment plants.
24 October 2017, 9:00-11:00, Building capacity for high quality test data generation on innovative energy efficient technologies for water sector for the needs of ETV.
Project ETV4WATER Facilitating the use of ETV to improve energy efficiency of the water and wastewater sector has received funding from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 under the Bilateral Cooperation Fund, Operational Program PL04.
PRESENTATIONS 23. – 24. October 2017
Workshop: How to verify the performance of an innovative, energy efficient technology for wastewater sector under the EU ETV Programme – for wastewater treatment plant operators, consulting business representatives, technologies suppliers and investors. (09:00-11:00)
Workshop: Environmental technology verification (ETV) as a tool facilitating implementation of innovative technologies for energy efficiency improvement at wastewater treatment plants. – for technology purchasers. (12:30-14:30)