Miss. PSC Approves 1 MW Landfill Gas Project

Date: August 10, 2011

Source: News Room

Mississippi's Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority's request to build a 1 megawatt landfill gas-to-energy plant at its landfill in Pontotoc County. Power generated by the $2 million plant will be sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority through Pontotoc County Electric Power Association's distribution system. "This is the second project of its kind in Mississippi and will be a major benefit to the North Mississippi region," said PSC Commissioner Brandon Presley. In December, the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Authority in West Point, MS announced it would be the site of a similar 1 megawatt project. David Sparks, TVA's energy efficiency manager in Mississippi, said TVA is working on some 30 similar projects across its footprint. He said they are part of TVA's plan to meet its efficiency goals by using more renewable energy sources.

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