The CHP plant will also include three Solar Mercury 50 low-nitrogen oxide gas turbines, digester gas cleaning and compression equipment, heat recovery steam generators, duct burners, a backup boiler, electrical equipment needed to operate in parallel with the utility grid and ancillary systems, including water treatment and process control systems.“This project is a major step forward in the way DC Water handles its solid wastes,” said John Huffman, President and CEO of Pepco Energy Services. “By recycling biogas, we will be able to create electricity and steam to help power the Blue Plains AWTP. This is an extremely efficient way to produce energy and we are excited to be a part of DC Water’s ground breaking AWTP project.” Overall, the CHP facility will reduce DC Water’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 40 percent, as well as reduce the risk of increased disposal costs and provide a hedge against increases in future power costs. Construction will begin in August and is due to be completed in December 2014. Pepco Energy Services has saved its clients more than $210 million in energy costs in the last decade and continues to help new customers find innovative ways to reduce their energy usage. For information on how Pepco Energy can provide similar services for your organization, please contact Patrick Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 253-1740, or visit the Pepco Energy Web site for a complete list of services. About Pepco Energy Services, Inc. Pepco Energy Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides commercial, institutional, government and industrial customers with competitive energy efficiency services, including renewable energy and combined heat and power projects/plants. Pepco Energy Services is not the same company as Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), the regulated utility; the prices and services of Pepco Energy Services are not set by the Public Service Commission; and you are not required to buy energy or other products and services from Pepco Energy Services in order to receive the same quality service from Pepco.
Information contained in this news release may include forward-looking statements, which should be considered in light of the risks inherent in the business of Pepco Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, as discussed in public documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.About The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is an industry-leading authority of District government that provides drinking water and wastewater collection and treatment for a population of more than 600,000 residents, 500,000 employees and 16.6 million annual visitors in the District of Columbia. DC Water also treats wastewater for a population of 1.6 million in Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland, and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia. The Authority operates the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment plant, with a capacity of 370 million gallons per day and a peak daily capacity of more than a billion gallons. DC Water service area covers approximately 725 square miles.