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City of Gresham, OR
Location Gresham, OR
Organization Type Govt. (Local, Municipal)
Percentage Green Power 13.4%
Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product? No
Organization-wide Purchase Yes
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
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The City of Gresham seeks to utilze 100 percent renewable energy for all City operations by 2030. Currently, the city's wastewater treatement plant (the fourth largest energy consumer within the City) is currently meeting 75 percent of its energy needs through onsite renewable energy generation through a combination of solar, cogeneration using methane from the treatement plant, and green power purchases. The WWTP has built infrastructure and is currently accepting Fats Oils, and Grease to increase methane production and has plans to install a second cogen engine to produce more renewable energy. The WWTP is also moving forward with plans for a micro hyrdo renewable energy system for outflows from the plant. At CIty Hall, the City of Gresham has installed a 96kw elevated solar awning over part of theparking areas as well as two "solar trees" in our courtyard area in addition to other energy efficiency efforts. The City adopted a Sustainability Plan for CIty Operations in 2010 that established the 2030 renewable energy goal as well as other sustainability goals. It also has formed an energy management workgroup to provide the City with guidance towards achieving it energy efficiency goals. The City seeks to accomplish its goals through energy conservation, on-site renewable generation, and green power purchasing.

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