Dallas Mayor Leppert, City Council to join Ameresco and Dallas Water Utilities in Opening of Innovative Biogas Energy Recovery Facility

Published Date: 
Fri, 01/28/2011

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What:    

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, members of the Dallas City Council, Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) Administrators, Ameresco Executive Michael T. Bakas, and other local officials and business leaders will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on a  4.3 MW biogas capture and refining facility.

The new biogas plant will generate electricity and thermal load to power DWU’s facilities. The plant will offset the electricity that DWU currently pulls from the grid, and DWU has the option to sell the generated electricity back into the grid. Ameresco was chosen by Dallas to design, build and operate the plant, expected to save the City at least $1.5 million annually, and designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 19,150 metric tons annually.

Who:       

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert
Tennell Atkins, Dallas City Councilmember, District 8
Michael T. Bakas, Ameresco Senior Vice President
State Senator Bob Deuell
State Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway
County Commissioner John Wiley Price

When:   

12 noon, Wednesday, Feb. 2

Where:   

City of Dallas Water Utilities, 10011 Log Cabin Road

Note: News media representatives will be directed to the press conference site at the front gate. Tours of the site will also be conducted at the conclusion of the event.


About Ameresco, Inc.

Ameresco, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in April 2000 and is a leading independent provider of comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for facilities throughout North America.  Ameresco’s solutions include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure, and the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy plants.  With corporate headquarters located in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has 55 offices in 29 states and four Canadian provinces.  For more information visit www.ameresco.com.

 

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