12/11/14 Webcast

How Lakeland Electric Maintains Production Efficiency, Lowers Cost, and Conserves Fresh Water With Reuse of Reclaimed Water for Cooling

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Join industry experts from Lakeland Electric and GE Water & Process Technologies for an informative and interactive webcast on one of the hottest trends in the industry today – water reuse. 

Collectively, industrial processes use massive amounts of fresh water every day to enable production.  Open evaporative recirculating cooling systems are a primary consumer of this limited resource.  

As an alternative to traditional fresh water consumption, water reuse is an escalating trend. Exploring and operationalizing water reuse is primarily driven by water scarcity, plant sustainability, cost reduction, operational efficiency and environmental impact.

Using reused water can be challenging due to corrosion, deposit formation and microbiological control. In this webcast, you will hear how Lakeland Electric, owner of the 941-megawatt McIntosh Power Plant, confidently reuses reclaimed water to save money, while maintaining reliable and efficient production operations. Through a partnership with GE Water & Process Technologies, Lakeland Electric’s solution includes a mix of chemistry, automation and technology.  

Today, Lakeland Electric sources 100% of its cooling tower make-up water from reclaimed municipal wastewater, avoiding the extraction of up to 6 million gallons of fresh water per day from the demand-stressed aquifer.


  • Ken Riddle, Supervisor of Chemical Processes, Lakeland Electric
  • Kevin Milici, Global Marketing Leader, GE Water & Process Technologies

Moderator: Bob Vavra, Content Manager and Moderator, Plant Engineering  

Sponsored by: GE Water & Process Technologies