Grounded Podcast: Gresham Powers Through the FOG
On our latest episode of Grounded, Alan Johnston, Senior Engineer for the City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant, talks about the plant’s operations (everybody poops!), and how they’ve implemented energy projects onsite that end up producing more electricity than the plant can even use. From renewable solar power to energy and heat from fats, oils, and grease, Gresham is walking the talk when it comes to sustainability.
Gresham has also become the first certified facility for Renewable Energy Certificates for thermal energy. ODOE REC expert Rebecca Smith joins the episode later to explain RECs – and why it’s a big deal that Gresham became the first certified facility for thermal energy.