Clackamas Water Environment Services unveils renewable generator

By District Energy posted 08-18-2021 06:51

  

Portland Tribute

Summary

Clackamas Water Environment Services (WES) announced Wednesday, Aug. 11 the completion of a new "biopower" generator that transforms organic waste into renewable energy, developed in partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) and Portland General Electric (PGE).

The $5.2 million "cogeneration system," which will generate both renewable electricity and thermal energy, is part of a $35 million project WES introduced in 2018 to further serve the wastewater needs of over 190,000 residents it serves in North Clackamas, Oregon City and West Linn.

Not only will the new system provide heat for WES's Tri-City Facility in Oregon City, it will also generate nearly half of the energy the plant uses, helping the county meet its Climate Action Plan to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

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