Los Angeles inks biogas deal
Constellation has signed a deal to design, build and operate a 27MW biogas co-generation power plant at Los Angeles Sanitation’s Hyperion treatment facility in California.
The sewage treatment process at Hyperion generates a class 1 renewable fuel known as digester gas. The $130m power plant will use the digester gas as its primary fuel source to produce steam and electricity at Hyperion, one of the 10 largest wastewater treatment facilities in the world.
“This state-of-the-art facility will reduce emissions at the Hyperion plant and secure for our city a new energy source that is reliable, efficient and sustainable,” said L.A. Sanitation’s chief operating officer Traci Minamide.
L.A. Sanitation selected Constellation as the project developer after a lengthy competitive bidding process.
Constellation and its subcontractors will develop, construct and operate the co-generation facility for 10 years, with an option to extend the agreement for five additional years. Commercial operation is expected by the end of 2016.
Image: Digesters at Hyperion treatment facility (L.A. Sewers)