Broward County and Chevron Energy Solutions Break Ground on Innovative Waste-to-Energy Project
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In what may be the first of its kind in South Florida, Broward County will launch an innovative project at its wastewater treatment facility that will generate cost-saving electricity from a common urban waste: fats, oils and grease (FOG). The energy produced by the project will both offset utility-purchased power and help achieve county-wide carbon reduction benefits.
The project, to be designed and built by Chevron Energy Solutions, is expected to generate almost 2 MW of power, reduce electricity usage by over 30 percent and save the county nearly $27 million in its first 17 years of operation.
The groundbreaking event will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 10:00 am, at Broward County Water and Wastewater Services, 2555 W. Copans Road, Pompano Beach.
About Chevron Energy Solutions: Chevron Energy Solutions is one of the largest installers of solar power in the US public sector and has developed hundreds of projects that build renewable energy, increase energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and support sustainability. Chevron invests across the energy spectrum to develop energy sources for future generations by expanding the capabilities of alternative and renewable energy technologies. For more information: www.chevronenergy.com.
Brent Andrew, Chevron Energy Solutions, 415.733.4697
SOURCE Chevron Energy Solutions