The Hyannis Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) has a long history of making a serious effort to reduce its dependence on offsite energy production. This effort began years ago with simple energy efficiency measures to reduce power usage; these measures ranged from ideas developed
by the plant superintendent and personnel to those recommended by outside sources. The next phase of the effort was to study the feasibility of onsite energy production via solar and wind, but once completed the studies were shelved as funding was sought. In 2009, a generous state grant
was made available to the facility for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency measures. Together the energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy systems are projected to reduce the WPCFs carbon footprint by over 600 tons of carbon dioxide annually and net energy costs at the WPCF
are expected to drop by 80%.
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