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FPU to be recognized for energy savings

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Fayetteville Public Utilities is one of seven utilities being recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for having reduced energy demand at its facilities by more than 15 percent through the Tennessee Water and Wastewater Energy Efficiency Partnership.

A ceremony to recognize FPU and the other six utilities is set for Thursday of this week at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park’s Court of Three Stars in Nashville.

The Tennessee Water and Wastewater Energy Efficiency Partnership began earlier this year as a collaboration of EPA Region 4, TDEC, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina and Schneider Electric.

It is the first statewide effort of its kind in the southeast.

According to the EPA, reducing energy consumption will result in cost savings for the utilities and their customers and also yield substantial health and environmental benefits across the state.