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Landfill Methane Outreach Program

LMOP Partner Profile

Organization Address
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States
Direct End-User
Primary Contact
Mr. Tom Kabat (tom.kabat@cityofpaloalto.org)
Senior Resource Originator
Phone: (650) 329-2659
Fax: (650) 326-1507
The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department (CPAU) is a municipal utility that provides electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater services, and fiber optic services. The electric utility, founded in 1900, serves 28,000 customers and supplies approximately one billion kWh per year. CPAU adopted a goal to obtain 20% of its electric supply from renewable energy sources by 2008 and 33% by 2015. CPAU has contracted with three regional landfills (so far) to provide renewable electric power for its citizens and businesses. In addition, the City's Regional Water Quality Control Plant is now using LFG from the Palo Alto LF to substitute for natural gas in its wastewater treatment processing, with an estimated annual savings of $250,000 in natural gas costs and 1,350 tons of CO2 emissions. CPAU will continue to pursue LFG as an environmentally-preferred alternative to fossil fuel.

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