A BIOENERGY SUCCESS STORY – DUAL FUEL CONVERSION OF THE POINT LOMA STANDBY GENERATOR HELPS EASE CALIFORNIA ENERGY CRISIS
Following the energy crisis that hit California in 2000, the City of San Diego did its part in contributing to the solution to that crisis that is a real “Bioenergy Success Story.” Through a peak load reduction grant program funded by the California Energy Commission, the City was able to convert a 1500 kW emergency diesel generator locate at the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant to run on a combination of diesel fuel and digester gas that was being flared. Since completion, this project has been able to extend its permitted operating hours to generate additional power during the peak summer demand periods in order to make up some of the shortage in California's power generation capacity. This project has been a win/win for both the City of San Diego and the State of California's energy users and provides an additional source of revenue to reduce costs to the City's rate payers. This paper discusses the steps that were necessary to complete this project including: the application process, air permitting issues, construction startup and operation issues.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2006-01-01
More about this publication?
- Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.
WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- About WEF Proceedings
- WEFTEC Conference Information
- Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites