The Digester Gas Utilization Project (DGUP) will convert 7.5 million cubic feet of digester gas produced at Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant to electricity and steam which will be used to meet the plant's power and heating the demands, moving the plant toward full sustainability with this renewable energy source and reducing the carbon footprint.A groundbreaking celebration took place on November 17, 2015. Installation, testing, and operation of cogeneration equipment and appurtenant emissions control systems is underway. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.
The vision of the Digester Gas Utilization Project is reduce environmental impacts, reduce the plant's carbon footprint, create renewable energy, conserve resources and strengthen environmental sustainability, and ultimately supporting the City and LASAN's commitment to environmental responsibility.
The mission of the Digester Gas Utilization Project is to help meet the electric and thermal needs of the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant (HWRP), improve the overall energy generation efficiency through steam production, reduce the environmental impacts of power and steam generation, and utilize HWRP's digester gas as a renewable energy source.