Skip to main content

Taking Green Steps Forward: The Study and Implementation of Renewable Projects for the City of Fayetteville, NC's Public Works Commission

The full text article is not available for purchase.

The publisher only permits individual articles to be downloaded by subscribers.

or click here to sign up for a free trial


Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) is implementing a number of renewable energy projects. These projects include digester gas cogeneration at their Cross Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, solar panels to be installed as part of an innovative, sustainable design for a new elementary school, and smart grid technology for their power distribution. These technologies will allow PWC to reduce their power demands, reduce their carbon consumption and emissions, and take advantage of renewable energy sources to meet the requirement for renewable energy portfolio standards required by North Carolina Statutes. This paper will provide a description of the smart grid and solar panel projects, and a more detailed discussion of the digester gas cogeneration project. Cogeneration technologies that were evaluated include engine generators, microturbines, and fuel cells. A comparison of technologies, capacities, implementation plans, alternatives analyses, and cost evaluations will be discussed.

Keywords: Anaerobic Digester; biogas; cogeneration; combined heat and power (CHP); digester gas; methane; smart grid; solar power; sustainability

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2010

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 These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Partial Open Access Content
Partial Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more