UCSD to get power from sewage

The University of California San Diego has committed to using alternative energy resources in a contract signed in March. The agreement outlines a plan to draw 10-15 percent of UC San Diego’s electrical output from renewable energy. The university will purchase power generated by Southern California’s wind farms and from renewable methane. Some of the methane fuel will be brought in from Point Loma’s sewage treatment plant where the fuel is currently lost. The university wil also install photovoltaic (PV) systems on its campus. These actions will bring UC San Diego’s total renewable energy capacity to 7.4 megawatts. This places the university among the top educational institutions in the nation for reliance on renewable sources.