Photo/rendering of San Diego Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project

San Diego Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project

As part of its 25-year representation of the City of San Diego in solid waste matters, Hawkins served as special counsel to the City on two major landfill-related projects. Hawkins played a central role in the structuring, procurement and contracting for a major landfill gas cogeneration project, delivered at the City’s Miramar Landfill on a design-build-finance-operate-maintain (P3) basis by a private owner. This project was San Diego’s first P3 project. Our work included landfill lease negotiations with the U.S. Navy as well as gas lease and power purchase contract negotiations with the developer, which resulted in emissions reductions at Miramar and a supply of low cost electric power to be used at the City’s North City wastewater reclamation facility.

Client City of San Diego
Role Owner's Lead Counsel
Distinction San Diego's First P3 Project
Delivery Method Design-Build-Finance-Operate Maintain (P3)
Project Size 15 MW
Capital Cost $30 Million
Contract Value $300 Million
Contract Term 20 Years
Contract Counterparties Minnesota Methane, Fortistar and US Navy
Award Federal Energy and Water Management Award