NYC DEP Energy and Carbon Neutrality Plan
JKMuir is part of the consulting team developing a comprehensive plan for the New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to achieve its goal of reducing energy usage by 20% by 2025, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% and accomplishing a net energy neutral operation for NYC’s 14 in-city wastewater resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) by 2050.
The project also includes creating a strategic plan to optimize residuals management and increase resource recovery for the WRRFs.
Achieving these aggressive goals includes integration of energy conservation measures into the capital improvement program, aligning energy reduction goals with permit required process improvements and long-term asset management. JKMuir is also evaluating potential energy savings and GHG reduction potential from the implementation of energy recovery strategies for the WRRFs, such as installation of solar PV arrays for the WRRFs and installation of microturbines for generation of hydro-electricity. The roadmap for achieving the City’s energy and carbon neutrality goals will incorporate detailed busines case analysis, adoption of innovative technology, and implementing a strategic energy management program.