Saturday, April 28, 2012

Biomass cogeneration facility opens at the site of Ministry of energy

Saturday, April 28, 2012

This is an excerpt from EERE network news, a weekly electronic newsletter.

The Department of energy and Ameresco, Inc. marks the successful operational launch of a new $ 795 million biomass-powered cogeneration plant at DOE's Savannah River site (SRS) in Aiken, South Carolina, on 12 March. The 20-megawatt project an estimated 800 jobs created, and if it is full, the plant will employ 25 full time jobs locally and supports the logging of the local community. The facility replaces a deterioration and inefficient 1950s years era coal power plant and oil fired boiler and is estimated at 944 million dollars in savings in fuel costs in the next 20 years and generate costs for operation and maintenance. Biomass, consisting of local forest residue and wood chips, and bio-fuels are the primary source of energy for the tech renewable energy facility, which burn the capacity annually has residue 385,000 tons forest. The projects "renewable" the 2012 renewable energy World Excellence was also in renewable energy Awardfor biomass project of the year. SRS dedicated a DOE's industrial complex environment key management and cleanup to nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship and nuclear materials disposition in support of U.S. nuclear non-proliferation efforts.

The project is also the largest renewable energy savings performance of specific contract (ESPC) in U.S. history. DOE 20 years fixed price with Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy companies in 2009 to fund, design contract one, construct, operate, maintain and fuel pump the new biomass website. ESPCs are contracts in which private companies, finance, install and wait new and water energy-efficient equipment for federal facilities. The Government pays no up-front, and the company investment in the course of time by the Agency from the cost savings generated will be returned by the new instrument. This makes it possible for the Government with the private sector buy more energy-efficient systems and improve the energy efficiency of their facilities without additional cost to the agency or the tax payers. Find the SRS press release and Ameresco press release.

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