Anaergia to develop biogas project in Calif.
Burlington, Ontario-based Anaergia Inc. recently announced that the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority in California has voted to enter into a 20-year power purchase agreement with the company to purchase electricity from a proposed biogas project.
According to information released by Anaergia, it will design, build and own the biogas energy system, with VVWRA contributing no capital costs to the project. The company also noted that the project will utilize biogas currently being flared.
“We’re very fortunate to have the ability to turn that waste into energy and reduce the costs to our ratepayers long into the future,” said VVWRA Commissioner and Apple Valley Town Councilman Scott Nassif. “It’s an exciting project for the agency.”
Anaergia noted in a statement that the project will provide a benchmark for the industry by proving that energy independence can be obtained without capital investment under a power purchase agreement. “A lot of eyes will be watching VVWRA once this project becomes active, and we can’t wait to show them how successful this technology will be,” said Logan Olds, VVWRA’s general manager.