Chevron Energy Solutions building landfill gas plant at naval base

Albany, Ga., May 20, 2010 — Chevron Energy Solutions, a unit of Chevron Corp., and the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany today began construction on the Department of Navy’s first landfill gas cogeneration project.

The project will produce 1.9 MW of renewable electric power and steam by burning landfill gas collected from a nearby landfill.

Chevron Energy Solutions will also complete industrial lighting retrofits in 82 buildings and expand the existing energy management control system.

When combined with the cogeneration project, these measures will reduce the base’s purchase of utility power and reduce MCLB’s carbon emissions by 19,300 tons annually, equivalent to removing 16,000 cars from the road.

Chevron Energy Solutions developed and designed the project and will maintain the landfill gas-to-energy facility, pipeline and landfill gas processing equipment.

The new facility will house a dual-fuel engine generator, a stack heat recovery steam generator and two dual-fuel boilers. The primary equipment can operate on landfill gas or natural gas, which provides energy security benefits.

MCLB’s use of renewable power will increase to 19 percent, which exceeds the EPAct of 2005 and Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 mandate of 7.5 percent renewable power use by 2013.

Chevron Energy Solutions and MCLB will share in the operation of the generator and steam-producing equipment. Through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), Chevron Energy Solutions arranged the financing for the project, which is repaid through the energy costs avoided. The company also guarantees system performance for 22 years.

Dougherty County will extract and sell the landfill gas to MCLB from the Fleming/Gaissert Road Landfill, which receives about 100,000 tons of municipal solid waste each year. The biological decomposition of the waste generates landfill gas that is about 50 percent methane gas by volume.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today and military, government and business officials attended. The project is slated for completion in April 2011.

Chevron Energy Solutions develops and builds sustainable energy projects that increase energy efficiency and renewable power, reduce energy costs, and ensure reliable, high-quality energy for government, education and business facilities.

Its parent, Chevron Corp., is investing across the energy spectrum to develop energy sources for future generations by expanding the capabilities of alternative and renewable energy technologies. Chevron spent about $3.2 billion on developing these technologies since 2002, and expects to spend more than $2.7 billion in this area between 2009 and 2011.

 

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