New York, NY, February 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Jake Berlin, CFO and General Manager, presented “How Water and Wastewater Utilities Could Generate Energy from Excess Pressure & Flows” to over 90 public utility commissioners and water executives. The presentation stressed the growing electricity required by water and wastewater operators to treat water, citing that approximately 3% of all electricity in the U.S. is associated with water processing. In addition, the presentation discussed the growing interest in exploring the integration of energy recovery projects into rate cases in support of state and community renewable energy goals. “The reception was positive. However, more discussion is required to support pilot programs for our country’s water systems,” commented Mr. Berlin.
The conference was held from February 14 to 17 in Washington, D.C.
About Rentricity: Based in New York City, Rentricity Inc. is a renewable energy company that uses unique energy recovery configurations to transform the untapped energy in various man-made processes into electricity. The energy recovery systems – called Flow-to-Wiresm – convert excess pressure in water mains and other similar pipes into clean electric power. A single Flow-to-Wiresm system produces between 30 and 300 kilowatts of electricity. Since this electricity can then be sold onto the grid, Rentricity gives its generating partners an additional source of revenue and a way to offset rising electricity rates while supporting local renewable energy goals.