Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant wins 2015 NCPPP Service Award
The City of Gresham, Oregon and Veolia North America have been recognized for the Wastewater Treatment Plant's Net Zero Energy Accomplishment.
The plant makes the same amount of electricity as it consumes in a year, using biosolids
from wastewater treatment
and fats, oils and grease
as well as solar energy to produce power while also reducing energy costs. As a result, the plant now exports excess energy
back to the local utility.In March, the Gresham facility had its first “net zero month” and its monthly kWh energy costs for wastewater treatment have plunged from fifty thousand dollars a month to zero. It’s expected to recoup its sustainable investment
within eight years.
Veolia North America and Gresham have worked together
since 2005 to implement a world-class wastewater program, protect infrastructure assets and improve the local environment. You can learn more about Gresham's Net Zero Accomplishment here