New York, NY, July 03, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Rentricity Inc., the renewable energy recovery company, will support the review of the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC) pressurized water piping systems. The MAWC is one of the largest utilities in the western region of Pennsylvania serving over 115,000 customers throughout a five county region in Southwestern Pennsylvania, encompassing the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland and Fayette. Currently, MAWC’s service area includes over 2,200 miles of water transmission pipelines. The Energy Recovery Assessment Study will include various pressure points in the water distribution system as well as mandated water releases for low impact hydro consideration. Rentricity is solely focused on transforming untapped energy in various infrastructure processes into electricity and offers a new option for the MAWC to generate electricity from surplus power contained within pressurized water pipes.
“The MAWC continues to be committed to finding new ways to offset the rising cost of electricity anticipated in the region” says Jack Ashton, Operations Manager/Production of the MAWC “The feasibility study will identify the best sites and determine how generation can be harvested from our pressurized piping systems and will allow the Authority to be in a state of readiness to recover energy from various points in the water distribution system.” Rentricity Inc will be working with the MAWC to complete the study in the summer. “The MAWC project represents a first of a kind opportunity in the State of Pennsylvania and we hope that it will spark interest across the state to explore harnessing energy recovery from water systems.” says Frank Bursic, Regional Director of Rentricity.
The MAWC will use the study to explore project development funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection which is largely focused on expanding renewable energy initiatives in the State.