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Wastewater plant to introduce in-house sustainable power project

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A unanimous vote will mean US-based biogas producer Anaergia will utilise biogas currently being flared at a location owned by the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) in California.

The agreement will last 20 years and aims to produce thousands of megawatt hours of renewable electricity annually. This will be pumped back into the facility to reduce its reliance on local utilities.

‘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,’ says VVWRA commissioner Scott Nassif, who adds that Anageria will design, build and own the system at no capital cost to VVWRA.