EBMUD Unveils Industry-Leading Waste-to-Energy System

For nearly a decade, EBMUD has been bravely converting sewage solids to energy at its Oakland wastewater treatment plant. Today it dedicated the addition of the system’s newest component, a $19 million, 4.6-megawatt turbine similar to a jet engine that will be used to convert methane gas produced by decaying organic wastes into electricity. In conjunction with a trio of older engines from the 1980s with a total capacity of 6.2 megawatts, the new turbine allows EBMUD to become the first wastewater treatment facility in the nation to produce enough energy from organic waste to sell some back to the grid.

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