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Representatives from Advanced Disposal, Green Power EMC, and Energy Systems Group (ESG) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate completion of the Pecan Row Landfill Gas-to-Electricity facility at the Pecan Row Landfill in Valdosta, Georgia.

 

Advanced Disposal partnered with ESG, an energy services provider, to design, build, own and operate the landfill gas-to-electricity facility at the Pecan Row Landfill. This renewable energy facility will qualify for a federal investment tax credit and is expected to generate 4.8 MW or enough energy to power approximately 2,000 homes.

The Pecan Row Landfill Gas-to-Electricity facility will produce power by capturing landfill gas emitted from decomposing trash and using it as a fuel source to power generators. By capturing these landfill gases, this project is helping provide environmental benefits equivalent to the removal of emissions from more than 34,000 cars per year or the planting of about 38,000 acres of forest annually.

The power produced will be purchased by Green Power EMC, via a long term Power Purchase Agreement. Green Power is a non-profit corporation comprised of 38 of Georgia’s member-owned electric cooperatives. Green Power EMC’s mission is to facilitate procurement and marketing of electricity from renewable sources in Georgia and make it available to its member cooperatives to complement their wholesale power portfolio.

Published in the July 2014 Edition of American Recycler News