Ada County Hosts Idaho's First Landfill Methane-to-Energy Project

Date: July 14, 2006

Source: Ada County

Ada County recently became host to Idaho's first landfill methane project. The county's Hidden Hollow Landfill has begun recapturing its landfill gases, rather than flaring them off, to generate electricity and revenues in the process. The county partnered with Georgia-based G2 Energy which will operate two generators at the landfill and pay the county for each unit of gas that it extracts, a figure that is expected to be $250,000 annually. G2 will in turn, sell the electricity to Idaho Power. G2 will also give the landfill 40 percent, about $70,000, of annual tax credits the company receives for the project. The project should produce enough energy to power 2,400 homes annually.

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