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Ameresco builds wastewater biogas facility in Philadelphia

Ameresco Inc and the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) have entered into an agreement for a wastewater biogas to energy facility in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

By Kari Williamson

The Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant (NEWPCP) Biogas Project will generate electricity and thermal energy for use on-site, fuelled mainly by biogas from the NEWPCP digesters.

The US$47.5 million construction project, designed to generate 5.6 MW of power, is expected to reduce PWD energy costs by over US$12m over the course of the 16 year contract.

“This project is an example of PWD’s commitment to develop waste recovery programmes at all of our facilities as part of our pledge to be a sustainable and cost-conscious utility,” says Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug.

Ameresco will manage engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance on the wastewater biogas project over the course of the contract.

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