Photo/rendering of DC Water Combined Heat and Power Project

DC Water Combined Heat and Power Project

Hawkins served as owner's lead counsel to DC Water in the procurement of a new combined-heat-and-power facility on a design-build-operate-maintain basis. The project was a companion facility to DC Water's design-build THP biosolids management project.  We assisted in the procurement process and drafted and negotiated the DBOM service contract, which has a term of 15 years following acceptance of the facility and includes performance guarantees associated with steam and electrical power production. The project reduced DC Water’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 40 percent, controlled the risk of increased biosolids disposal costs, and provided a hedge against increases in future power costs.

Client District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
Role Owner's Lead Counsel
Distinction Largest East Coast Disgester Gas Bioenergy Project
Delivery Method Design-Build-Operate-Maintain
Project Size 15 MW
Capital Cost $83 Million
Contract Value $167 Million
Contract Term 15 Years
Contract Counterparties PEPCO
Awards Grand Prize in Planning Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists