For the project, EDL will convert its existing landfill gas power plant at the Tessman Road landfill in San Antonio to a plant that can inject pipeline-quality gas into CPS Energy's system. Although the landfill methane will make up only 1 to 2 pct of the entire supply in CPS Energy's distribution system, it is expected to offset the fossil fuel-derived natural gas needed for an estimated 75 pct of VIA's fleet of 502 buses.
The RNG plant is expected to begin operations in Q3 2021. According to the EPA, there were 67 active landfill RNG projects across the U.S. in 2020. (Source: San Antonio Report, 3 Jan., 2021)
Contact: CPS Energy, Richard Lujan, Dir. Gas Delivery, CEO, www.cpsenergy.com; VIA, Jeff Arndt, (210) 362-2020, www.viainfo.net; EDL Energy, +61 7 3275 5555, www.edlenergy.com
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The Sweetwater 3 repower replaced and enhanced major existing components of 90 legacy GE Renewable Energy wind turbines resulting in increased capacity, reliability and performance, and reduced operating cost. Sweetwater 3 will continue providing energy to its offtake partner, San Antonio-based CPS Energy, under its long-term PPA, according to the release.
Leeward Renewable Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 21 wind farms across nine states, with 20 in operation and one under construction, totaling approximately 2,000 megawatts of generating capacity. (Source : Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC, PR,
Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com
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VIA, which operates the largest CNG fuelling station in the U.S., has a diversified active fleet portfolio consisting of 502 buses powered primarily by CNG fuel, with some diesel-electric hybrid, electric, diesel and propane vehicles in use. VIA's conversion to a CNG fleet began in 2017 and is designed to reduce NOx emissions by 97 pct from the diesel buses they replaced.
(Source: CPS Energy, PR, 10 Nov., 2020) Contact: CPS Energy, Paula Gold-Williams, Pres., CEO, www.cpsenergy.com; VIA Metropolitan Transit , Jeffrey C. Arndt, CEO, www.viainfo.net
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Overall, the initiative is expected to add more than 900 MW of solar power, almost doubling the utility's solar power generating capacity with additional battery storage capacity adding another 50 MW of power. A third component adds 500 MW of energy from new energy technology. The utility currently has more than 5,000 MW of generating capacity.
The utility has issued a Request for Information (RFI) from energy companies on how much they would charge the utility to provide the above two initiatives alternative power. CPS Energy expects to solicit formal bids by early 2021.
San Antonio's climate action and adaption plan calls for reducing greenhouse gas emission to net zero by 2050.
(Source: CPS Energy, PR, San Antonio Express, 28 July, 2020) Contact: CPS Energy, Chris Eugster, CEO, www.cpsenergy.com
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For the project, CPS partnered with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) which will provide nearly 50 acres in San Antonio on which the solar facility and battery storage system will be constructed. SwRI aims to gain valuable insight into the efficiencies of both solar production and battery energy storage which it will share with CPS.
The $16.3 million project, which will be constructed by RES Americas, will consist of a 5 MW solar power facility and a 10 MW battery storage system. (Source: CPS Energy, PR, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: CPS Energy, Paula Gold-Williams, Pres., CEO, www.cpsenergy.com; Southwest Research Institute, Klas Brun, (210) 684-5111, www.swri.org
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