California and City Officials to Join Ameresco to Mark Completion of New Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project



Local leaders will join Ameresco executives for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to recognize the completion of construction on the 1.4 megawatt (MW) landfill gas-to-energy project at the Johnson Canyon landfill in Gonzales, California.  Ameresco Johnson Canyon, LLC has an agreement with the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA) to purchase the landfill gas for use in this plant located approximately 20 miles south of Salinas and a long term, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the City of Palo Alto, for the renewable energy.

A portion of the revenues from the sale of that power will be returned to the SVSWA for the duration of the 20-year contract and the project is expected to deliver economic benefits and jobs to the region.  Ameresco designed, built, owns, operates and maintains the facility, which generates enough clean energy to power nearly 1,000 homes. Join the facility tour after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Speakers and Invited Guests include:

  • Scott Funk, Vice-Mayor, City of Gonzales, California
  • Gregory Scharff, Mayor, City of Palo Alto, California
  • Patrick Mathews, General Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, SVSWA
  • Michael Bakas, Senior Vice President, Ameresco


Thursday, September 12, 2013
10:00 am; Facility tour and refreshments follow


Johnson Canyon Landfill
31400 Johnson Canyon Road, Gonzales, CA 93926

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 facilities throughout North America. Ameresco’s 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 provides local expertise through its 66 offices in 33 states, five Canadian provinces and the United Kingdom. Ameresco has more than 900 employees. For more information, visit

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Ameresco: CarolAnn Hibbard, 508-661-2264, [email protected]