Waste Water Plant to Generate More Power

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Under a plan called "poop to power" by Mayor Dick Murphy, the city added 1.35 megawatts to the power generation capability of its waste water treatment plant Monday.

The power--enough for 1,000 homes--will be generated by a hydroelectric turbine at the city's Point Loma plant. The city already produces 16 megawatts of power, with half sold to the grid.

Changes to the turbines at the sewage plant were financed by a $360,000 grant from the California Energy Commission.

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