Wastewater treatment facilities provide tremendous opportunities for energy recovery. In phase one of the Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future (SWIFt) Accelerator, DOE worked with 70+ facilities to accelerate a pathway toward sustainable infrastructure. SWIFt Accelerator 2.0 provides customized technical assistance in four critical areas: energy data management, energy efficiency improvements, advanced technology integration, and project financing. Partners receive expert technical and financial training, one-on-one assistance, energy savings resources, data analysis tools, and peer networking opportunities. State, regional, and local agencies and facility partners are welcome to join us and help develop and share replicable solutions with the market.
This Fact Sheet introduces the purpose, timeline, and structure of DOE's Better Buildings Sustainable Wastewater Accelerator 2.0 and outlines partner benefits and activities.
This Accelerator is a voluntary partnership through which partners commit to implementing at least one next-generation infrastructure improvement project and demonstrate at least a 5% reduction in energy intensity at their facilities.
Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future (SWIFt) Accelerator
Learn about the original SWIFt Accelerator, through which DOE partnered with wastewater facilities nationwide to pursue greater energy efficiency.