Bassett Engineering has been fortunate to be a consultant to Energy Systems Group (ESG) tasked with securing all necessary permits for the Altoona Westerly Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Treatment Improvements project. This included DEP Chapter 102, Chapter 105, Water Quality Management, and Air Quality Management permits as well as Municipal Permits for Land Development and Stormwater Management. DEP recently approved the last outstanding permit, the Air Quality Management Plan Approval, meaning the project can move forward into construction. ESG is operating under a Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract (GESC) to offer a full turnkey design-build Waste-To-Energy solution for the Altoona Water Authority. The project includes the installation of two new anaerobic digesters which will produce biogas that will be beneficially reused to fuel new biosolids volume reduction equipment and new/existing heating boilers. This will reduce Westerly’s reliance of energy produced by fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources.
Under the GESC terms and PA Guaranteed Energy Systems Agreement (GESA) law, the project is providing both revenue and savings guarantees associated with the performance of installed equipment over a 20 year term.
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