Stantec: The cogeneration plant of the regional wastewater treatment plant of San Jos-Santa Clara wins several awards

The largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the western United States, the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (RWF), recently received two awards for its innovative cogeneration facility . The 14 megawatt facility provides reliable electricity and heating on site, replacing aging cogeneration equipment at the wastewater treatment facility. The delivery of the cogeneration plant is part of the 10-year $ 1.4 billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP) led by global design company Stantec as a program manager, working as an integrated team with San José City Environmental Services and Public Works staff. .

The cogeneration facility received the National Award of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America in the Water / Wastewater category and is one of three finalists for the National Award of Excellence in the Water / Wastewater category and Best in Design (engineering). He also won the California Association of Sanitation Agencies Award for Excellence in Innovation and Resilience.

The new cogeneration facility, delivered through the progressive design-build process, significantly reduces emissions and contaminants resulting from the combustion process, helping the city of San José meet its climate action goals. It also makes the treatment plant more resilient. The cogeneration plant supplies power to the RWF and supports the emergency system which allows the wastewater treatment plant to operate even if forest fires, earthquakes or other disasters disrupt the power grid local.

“It is a tremendous honor to see the cogeneration facility receive these awards as this is a key project for the entire RWF program,” said Simon Alder, vice president and program manager at Stantec. “Half of the energy used at RWF comes from biogas, a renewable resource. It is always a pleasure to work with the RWF team to implement elements of the capital improvement program.

“We are delighted to have won this prestigious award,” said Kerrie Romanow, Sustainability Manager and Director of Environmental Services for the City of San José. “I am proud of our CIP team who delivered this stellar project despite the constraints related to COVID-19; this project will improve the energy and heat production capacities of the wastewater treatment plant and meet its heating needs. ”

RWF San José-Santa Clara serves over 1.4 million residents and a commercial sector with over 17,000 sewer connections. The CIP includes the reclamation of all stages of the treatment process, the addition of a new biosolids dewatering process and new power generation facilities, all part of more than 30 projects completed in the CIP framework.

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