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Anageria to build new plant in California

April 8, 2013
By Anagergia Inc.

April 8, 2013, Burlington, ON – Anaergia Inc. announced that it has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) in California.

“We are very proud to be selected by VVWRA as their trusted partner to demonstrate a cost effective way to make North American wastewater treatment plants energy self-sufficient.” said Steve Watzeck, CEO of Anaergia.

Anaergia will utilize biogas currently being flared to produce thousands of megawatt hours of renewable electricity each year. The energy will be used onsite for plant operations and will reduce the dependency for energy from local utilities. The company's technology platform consists of a proprietary high solids anaerobic digestion design that includes front-end food waste de-packaging, processing, and grit removal, as well as back-end digestate management.

Anaergia will design, build, and own the renewable energy system with no capital cost to Victor Valley.

“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,” said VVWRA Commissioner and Apple Valley Town Councilman Scott Nassif.


“It’s an exciting project for the agency.”
“I think this is a very important move as the Edison rates will be going up for all, and we’ll be able to stabilize our rates for a 20-year period, which should make our ratepayers very happy,” added VVWRA Commissioner and Hesperia City Councilman Russ Blewett.

“A lot of eyes will be watching VVWRA once this projects becomes active, and we can’t wait to show them how successful this technology will be,” said Logan Olds, VVWRA’s General Manager.

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