Water Department installs variable frequency drives at the Arthur J Bilodeau Water Treatment Plant

The Town of Weymouth Water Department moves forward with efficiency by installing variable frequency drives on the finish water pumps at the Arthur J Bilodeau Water Treatment Plant. 

In a continuing effort to support a more sustainable Commonwealth, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $8.1 million in grants through the Gap Energy Grant Program to help water facilities, non-profits and small businesses reduce energy use, increase energy efficiency, and generate renewable energy.

The Town of Weymouth was awarded a $48,200 state Gap grant, which was combined with a matching National Grid incentive for energy efficiency to complete the installation of a new variable frequency drives at the Bilodeau water treatment plant.  By reducing the plant’s electricity usage by an estimated 24,000 kilowatt hours, the Town is saving approximately $4,080 annually. 

Town of Weymouth: Arthur J Bilodeau Water Treatment Plant

Project: Town of Weymouth Bilodeau Water Treatment Facility Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) pump system improvements.

Total Project Costs:$59,556
Less: Gap III Grant Award:$48,200
National Grid Incentive:   $6,000
Town of Weymouth (cost share amount): $5,356
Annual Cost Savings:     $4,080
Annual Electricity Savings:          24,000 kWh

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