Diversifying Ohio’s energy production portfolio could create new jobs and help keep utility prices steady for ratepayers. Installing anaerobic digesters at water resource recovery facilities (WRRF), also known as wastewater treatment plants, in the Buckeye State allows them to generate biogas for conversion to electricity or motor fuel. That, in turn, can provide revenue streams that cover the cost of improvements without the need to increase rates. Quasar is updating a WRRF plant in Waterville. When it comes online this summer, the project will manage enough biomass to meet its plants’ needs, which equals the demands of 830 houses, and deliver a net annual energy savings of roughly $700,000, Johnson told committee members. More >>