Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority

Forward Thinking

This award is in recognition of the work of Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority staff members Len Bundra and Bernie Rutkowski. They developed Augmented Reality Software to be integrated into the Microsoft HoloLens headset technology, which enables real-time coordination and communication with field technicians as they make repairs, increasing efficiency and improving work flow.

Pictured here: Mike Ruppel, AEA president, Steve Acropolis, TRMUA executive director, and Peggy Gallos, AEA executive director. 

Energy Saver

The Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority 2017 Energy Savers Award is in recognition for its installation of a 120kW photovoltaic roof-mounted solar array on the main facility administrative building. With the help of Maser Consulting and Eznergy, the TRMUA conducted a feasibility study, designed the array, and conducted a financial benefits analysis. These efforts yielded a 330kW panel array that is expected to provide almost 70 percent of the TRMUA’s main facility annual energy needs, saving money and thus benefiting ratepayers.