Waste into watts

The City of Fort Worth’s Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant uses a combination of technologies to conserve electricity, generate power, reduce costs and use fuel and heat
efficiently. The city burns methane gas produced during an organic treatment process in
two new combustion turbines to provide about half the electricity needed to operate the plant around the clock. The City of Fort Worth and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB)
collaborated to finance and instal the turbines. The entire project is expected to save the city an average of about USD 1 million a year over a 20-year period. TXU Energy Services, a subsidiary of global energy services company, operates and maintains the twin 5.2-megawatt generators. TXU Energy Services will also seek additional biogas sources, decide the most cost-effective way to operate the turbines and broker any surplus power back to the grid. Natural gas is another fuel source option for the turbines.

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