Ameresco Completes Fourth Renewable EPC Project with Hoosier Energy

The Orchard Hills Generating Station, the 16 MW landfill gas-to-energy facility at the Orchard Hills Landfill, is officially online

FRAMINGHAM, MA and DAVIS JUNCTION, IL – October 31, 2016 – Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced the completion of the16 megawatt (MW) landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Orchard Hills Generating Station located just south of Rockford, Illinois. Contracted in July 2014, the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract (EPC) for the LFGTE facility included comprehensive design, engineer-procure, permit, and construction services. With the project reaching operation, Ameresco will now operate and maintain the facility for Hoosier Energy. This is the fourth biogas-fueled project Ameresco operates for Hoosier Energy.

“The Orchard Hills generating station plays an important role in Hoosier Energy’s renewables program,” said Rob Horton, Vice President, Power Production, Hoosier Energy. “We are proud of our partnership with Ameresco and look forward to producing a significant amount of renewable energy at the landfill for years to come.”

The new multi-million facility turns landfill gas into electricity, and in the process, removes a potent greenhouse gas. The facility is powered by six 620 GE Jenbacher engines and is capable of producing enough electricity to power more than 8,000 homes that use 1,200 kwh of electricity per month.

The LFGTE plant safely diverts landfill gas through extraction wells and pipes it to a landfill gas-to-energy plant, where it is cleaned before specialized engines convert it to electricity for use. The LFGTE facilities also improve greenhouse gas compliance and provide revenue for landfill owners while providing end users with a renewable option for their energy.

“Ameresco is honored to have been entrusted by Hoosier Energy, once again, to build another best-in-class alternative-fueled renewable energy facility,” said Michael T. Bakas, Senior Vice President, Ameresco. “We are proud of the hard work and dedication of our employees, in close collaboration with Hoosier Energy, for their passion in ensuring the successful construction and commercial operations of this new 16 MW utility-grade facility, and we look forward to operating and maintaining this new asset to the benefit of Hoosier Energy and its members for the long term.”

About Hoosier Energy
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) with headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana. The G&T provides electric power and services to 18 electric distribution cooperatives in southern and central Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy operates the coal-fired Merom Generating Station, three natural gas power plants, several renewable energy facilities and a 1,700-mile transmission network. For more information, visit www.hepn.com.

About Ameresco, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading independent provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for businesses and organizations throughout North America and Europe. Ameresco’s sustainability services include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants. Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with Federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com.

The announcement of a customer’s entry into a project contract is not necessarily indicative of the timing or amount of revenue from such contract, of the company’s overall revenue for any particular period or of trends in the company’s overall total construction backlog. This project was included in our previously reported fully-contracted backlog as of June 30, 2016.

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Contacts: 

Ameresco: CarolAnn Hibbard, 508-661-2264, news@ameresco.com

Hoosier Energy: Mary Lynn Beaver, 317.752.5991, mbeaver@hepn.com