Longview, TX —
The City of Longview will recognize the installation of a new cogeneration system during a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 21, at the Grace Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, 5211 W. Loop 281. The purpose of the project is to reduce, capture, and use methane and other greenhouse gases created by the wastewater process. Electricity created by the generator will be routed back into the Wastewater Treatment Plant Grid or sold back to AEP/SWEPCO.
The City of Longview received funds for the project in 2009 as part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG). The City of Longview received a total of $781,900 through the grant. Approximately $458,000 was utilized for the cogeneration system project. The grant was also used for other energy efficiency improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. In addition, the City of Longview used $18,710 to implement a light bulb exchange program throughout the community whereby residents were able to swap incandescent bulbs for energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.
The ceremony will include attendance by representatives from the Department of Energy, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, North East Texas Air Care, U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s Office, U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert’s Office, State Senator Kevin Eltife’s Office, and the City of Longview.
From: City of Longview