Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy Grant Administration CX(s) Applied: A1 Date: 11/24/2010 Location(s): Escambia County, Florida Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
With the help of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, Hillsborough County's Old Main Courthouse installed a 196-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on its rooftop, saving approximately $60,500 annually in energy costs. Learn more.
Officials from Miami-Dade County and the U.S. Department of Energy were on hand Wednesday, October 13th to formally break ground on an innovative project that will help improve the energy efficiency of one of the county’s major water treatment facilities.
The project will upgrade and expand the existing power generation system at the water plant which generates electricity from digester gas produced at the plant. Landfill gas, which is produced from the Solid Waste Department’s South Dade Landfill, will be collected and piped across a canal to the water plant where it will be mixed with digester gases. By combining landfill and digester gases, the county will increase the amount of self-generated electricity, and reduce the county's consumption of electricity generated from fossil fuels.