The Anaheim Sustainability Center is an innovative renewable energy project that will produce clean energy through a process known as anaerobic digestion. It will provide 4 megawatts (MW) of renewable electric energy to Anaheim Public Utilities for 20 years from the start of commercial operation, which is expected to be September 2017. The energy produced will provide renewable power for nearly 5,000 homes in the City of Anaheim.
The Anaheim Sustainability Center will provide the infrastructure necessary for Anaheim Public Utilities to comply with the various State mandates:
- AB 32 mandates that electric utilities, like the City of Anaheim, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the State reach 1990 emission levels by 2020 – about a 25% reduction from current levels. The Anaheim Sustainability Center anticipates an overall reduction of approximately 50,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases. This is equivalent to taking approximately 10,500 vehicles off the road.
- AB 1826 requires jurisdictions to arrange for recycling of food waste and organic material. The Anaheim Sustainability Center will provide the City of Anaheim with the infrastructure required to comply with the State’s mandate to divert and recycle organic materials from our local landfills.
The Anaheim Sustainability Center is being entirely funded by Anaergia, Inc. (Anaergia), a global leader in offering sustainable solutions for the generation of renewable energy and the conversion of waste to resources. Anaergia will collaborate with City of Anaheim’s franchise waste hauler facility, Republic Services. Republic Services will provide the organic materials which will be digested at the Anaheim Sustainability Center.