OCWD Honored with Cool Planet Award

Bill Dunivin accepts Cool Planet awardThe Orange County Water District received a 2016 Cool Planet Award from the Climate Registry and Southern California Edison, for its energy efficiency enhancements made on the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Initial Expansion. OCWD Executive Director of Operations Bill Dunivin (pictured) and Public Affairs Director Eleanor Torres attended the Cool Planet Awards ceremony in San Marino, Calif.

The GWRS Initial Expansion not only increases purified water output with increased energy efficiency, OCWD saves upwards of $100,000 in energy costs annually. The GWRS also uses half the energy required to move imported water.

“The Orange County Water District has long had a formal process by which we consider and secure energy improvements as part of our normal practice. Our Board of Directors promotes energy management as a top priority,” said Dunivin in accepting the award.

The Cool Planet Award recognizes the valuable contribution of Southern California Edison business customers who demonstrate exemplary leadership in energy and carbon management within their business size and industry.