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7:15 to 8:00 Presentation
Ameresco operates a tire recycling facility in Jackson, SC as well as the bio-mass electricity-steam cogeneration plant at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS), the largest biomass cogeneration facility of its type in operation in the Federal sector. The speaker’s presentation will cover both facilities.
Ameresco built the Biomass Cogeneration Facility under a 19-year, fixed price, Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to finance, design, construct, operate, maintain and fuel the facility. Biomass is used to fuel two steam boilers capable of producing 240,000 lb/hr of high pressure steam, and to power a steam turbine with nameplate capacity of 20 MW of electricity. The Biomass Cogeneration Facility generates onsite electricity and steam for SRS mission-critical site needs used in SRS’s industrial processes and building heating systems. The facility has been operational since January 2012.
In 2014, DOE awarded to Ameresco a modification to the original ESPC to increase critical steam security and to provide additional electrical generation of 3-4 MW to SRS on average across a year and extend the performance period by a year. Under the modification, Ameresco constructed a new biomass heating plant with a new fuel yard and additional plant auxiliaries. Combined project contract valued at $949 million.
SC Tire Processing LLC, an Ameresco company, takes all types of bulk waste and scrap tires. The tires are completely destroyed in an environmentally friendly way in a renewable energy plant that harnesses the energy to cleanly power a secure site dedicated to addressing the energy issues of the future.
See www.ameresco.com for more information about Ameresco.