Ridgewood plant switching to cheaper green energy

October 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

RIDGEWOOD — Village officials celebrated a switch to less-expensive power to run Ridgewood’s water-pollution control plant on Friday.

The plant will be powered with renewable energy, which is expected to significantly reduce the village’s demand on the electric-power grid.

The village worked with Hillsborough’s Natural Systems Utilities, Iselin’s Middlesex Water Co. and Pennsylvania-based American Refining and Biochemical to facilitate the project, which will also benefit neighboring Glen Rock.

“This landmark achievement results in utility cost savings and lowers the village’s carbon footprint,” a statement describing the change said.

Over the last year, a biogas system, designed to optimize the production of electricity from methane gas, was created at the control plant.

— Chris Harris

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