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Dallas Water Utilities and Ameresco to Provide Tour of Biogas Facility; the New Energy Recovery Facility Will Save Money and Reduce Emissions

Apr 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC)


Dallas Water Utilities' (DWU) staff members and Ameresco management will provide a tour of the City's new 4.3 MW biogas capture and refining facility, which generates electricity and thermal load to power DWU's facilities. The tour will include a look at the Digester Complex to show how methane is generated, followed by the Cogeneration Facility to demonstrate how methane is converted into electricity.

The energy recovery facility is expected to offset approximately 60 percent of the electricity that the DWU currently pulls from the grid. This is expected to save the City approximately $1.5 million dollars annually. Ameresco was chosen by Dallas to design, build and operate the plant, which is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 19,150 metric tons annually.


- Cesar Baptista, Assistant Director, Capital Improvements Program
- Chris Kaakaty, Assistant Director, Wastewater Operations
- Richard Wagner, Senior Program Manager, Wastewater Facilities Project Management
- Jesse White, Senior Program Manager, Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Mark Evers, Operations Manager, Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Tom Foster, Solids Supervisor, Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant
- James Bier, Senior Project Developer, Ameresco
- Robert Bell, Senior Project Manager, Ameresco
- Jacob Quarles, Cogeneration Facility Operator, Ameresco


10 a.m. Tuesday, April 19


City of Dallas Water Utilities, 10011 Log Cabin Road

About Ameresco, Inc. Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) was incorporated in Delaware in April 2000 and is a leading independent provider of comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for facilities throughout North America. Ameresco's solutions include upgrades to a facility's energy infrastructure, and the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy plants. With corporate headquarters located in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has 56 offices in 29 states and five Canadian provinces. For more information visit

SOURCE: Ameresco

CarolAnn Hibbard, 508-661-2264
City of Dallas
Frank Librio, 214-670-3322