West Virginia Alloys Will Recycle Energy To Power Silicon Plant
West Virginia Alloys, a subsidiary of Globe Metallurgical, the country’s largest silicon producer, has contracted Recycled Energy Development to build an electricity-generation system that captures hot gases coming from silicon furnaces to make steam and run generators, the Chicago Tribune reports.
It will cost an estimated $45 million to $55 million to build the system, which will generate more than 40 megawatts of electricity, about one-third of the silicon-maker’s power needs.
Globe Metallurgical will buy the electricity – the highest single cost for West Virginia Alloys – for 25 years at a set cost.
Energy Manager News
- Don’t Write Off Energy Efficiency. It’s Just about to Have Its Day.
- 44 Companies Apply to Manage OSU Energy
- ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design Professional Certification Earns ANSI Accreditation
- Energy Management Targets Commercial Real Estate
- Home Depot Hires HVAC Provider for South Arizona Stores
- Voluntary Agreement Covers Energy of Home Internet Equipment
- Community Microgrids for a Sustainable Future – TEDx Talk
- Cree Restructures LED Business in Aggressive Pricing Environment