Seymour received $210,000 to install variable frequency drives (VFDs) on existing motors for oxidation ditch rotors at a wastewater treatment plant. Automatic controls will be installed to monitor the dissolved oxygen levels, allowing the VFDs to start and stop automatically.
The purpose of the Indiana Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) Program is to assist eligible entities in creating and implementing strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that will reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities, increase energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption and reduce energy costs through efficiency improvements.
"I congratulate Seymour and its leaders for securing this grant. During tough economic times, everyone is searching for solutions that maximize every tax dollar," said Rep. Koch.
EECBG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and administered in Indiana by the Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED).