Date: November 15, 2011
Source: News Room
Waste Connections, Inc. (Folsom, CA) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new landfill gas-to-energy plant that will utilize gas from its two landfills in Erie, Colo. to generate 4.8 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power 3,300 area homes. The company has teamed with Landfill Energy Services (LES) to build the gas-to-energy facility which has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Brighton, Colo.-based electric cooperative United Power to buy the electricity. LES (Novi, MI) is owned by various funds managed by Energy Investors Funds. The plant will employ two Caterpillar 3516 engines to convert about 1,200 cubic feet of methane per minute into electric power. Erie spokesman Fred Diehl said capturing the methane at both landfills is the equivalent of offsetting 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide that might otherwise be released into the atmosphere.
See also: "Waste Connections Developing Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in Colorado," (www.wasteinfo.com/news/wbj20110823H.htm).
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