A Digester Gas Cogeneration Plant at EBMUD

by Edward H. McCormick, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Oakland, CA, USA,
Dennis M. Diemer, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Oakland, CA, USA,
Sarwan K. Wason, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Oakland, CA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Energy Systems for the 21st Century

Abstract: Final testing and start-up of a 4. 3 MW digester gas cogeneration plant has been completed and full-time operation begun at the EBMUD Wastewater Treatment Plant in Oakland, California. This paper discusses the cost-effectiveness analysis which led to the decision to build the 13. 5 million Cogeneration Plant, cover construction, testing and start-up of the plant including problems encountered in installing 5. 15 million worth of prepurchased engine-generator equipment, and their solutions. Design features, construction and start-up problems are presented, in addition to experience in obtaining Air Quality Management District permits and paralleling with the local utility.

Subject Headings: Natural gas | Wastewater treatment plants | Construction management | Municipal wastewater | Air quality | Quality control | Lifeline systems | Waste treatment | North America | United States | Georgia | California

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