The City of Alexandria and Arlington County participated in a Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility with Ogden Martin. With increased competition for disposal, reduced electricity revenues, and Clean Air Act Amendment requirements necessitating the retrofit of the air pollution control system, the Facility faces the need for additional waste and revenue to meet these obligations. GBB was hired to evaluate: 1) the cost to continue with the current system; 2) needed change in policies to maximize revenues from the current system; 3) cost impacts of facility closure and alternate disposal of Jurisdictions’ collected waste; and 4) alternative/additional sources of revenue to fund projected shortfalls.
GBB’s analysis recommended continuing with the current WTE project while implementing aggressive waste supply contracting, refunding of Facility bonds, and proceeding with the retrofit. Additionally, a generator fee will be considered to meet revenue requirements.
Subsequently, GBB has also been retained to help establish the waste supply agreements with major private haulers in the Jurisdictions and to provide assistance in refunding and retrofit financings, service agreement modifications, and other implementation needs.