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A Diverse Energy Management Plan

"Thinking Green" has been a way of life for WSSC Water since our founding more than 100 years ago (well before "Thinking Green" was a familiar phrase). We've always been committed to being good to the planet by returning clean water to the environment. Over the years that commitment has expanded to include the use of renewable energy such as hydropower, solar power and wind power.

In addition to being good for the environment, Thinking Green is financially smart: it saves energy, which in the long run saves money for WSSC Water and you, our customers.

Wind, solar and hydropower are just a few of the technologies we use to promote energy efficiency during the water filtration and treatment processes. We continually work to create cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions to meet our energy needs.

Another effort to reduce energy and biosolids management costs at our water resource recovery facilities is our project for anaerobic digestion - a process that would lower our dependence on carbon-based fuels while reducing the amount of solids produced at the plants.

These efforts all are part of our Energy Management Program's key mission to support environmental stewardship and efficient procurement practices. Due to the high cost and environmental impacts of our energy demands and consumption, energy management is critical to ensure that WSSC Water operates at peak performance.


The annual savings of WSSC Water’s diverse Energy Management Program over the last decade.

Greenhouse Gas Action Plan

WSSC Water cares about its carbon footprint and has a plan to lower carbon emissions by 10 percent every five years through the year 2030.

Learn Our Action Plan Details

Solar Power

Almost 17,000 solar panels are providing green power to two WSSC Water's Water Resource Recovery Facilities. More solar power is on the way.

Get Enlightened About Solar Power

Learn All About Wind Power

Our wind turbines contributed to reducing greenhouse gases equivalent to taking 100,000 cars off the Capital Beltway.

Read How We Did It


Last Modified: October 4, 2023, 1:58 pm EDT