Converting Sewage Into Energy Saves Millions

Converting Sewage Into Energy Saves Millions

Through an innovative SCE incentive program, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority just received $3.2 million in rebates.

Methane gas from digested waste is used to fuel two large generators with a combined capacity of 1.5 megawatts of electricity.

Biogas produced from waste is processed in gas treatment tanks.

Biogas produced from waste is processed in gas treatment tanks.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:00am

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King Midas may have been able to turn ordinary objects into gold, but Logan Olds, general manager of the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority, goes one better.

He converts organic waste into energy, which means millions in energy savings and rebates for the agency he manages.

If all goes as planned, Olds could end up turning millions of gallons of waste into $9 million in energy savings for the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority over the next couple of decades.

And, thanks to an innovative incentive program available to Southern California Edison (SCE) business customers, the reclamation plant just received $3.2 million in rebates for making changes that will improve the environment and save millions more over the long run.

Read full story on Edison's Online Newsroom.

CATEGORY: Energy