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Georgia’s Largest Landfill Gas to Electricity Project Opens in Taylor County

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Nashville-based Energy Developments, Inc., Green Power EMC and Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. today announced the completion of the expansion of the company’s landfill gas-to-electricity plant located on Veolia’s Taylor County Landfill in Mauk, Georgia. Renewable power generated from this facility will be sold to Green Power EMC under a 15-year power purchase agreement.




 

 

Local Residents, Businesses to Benefit from Renewable Methane

Nashville-based Energy Developments, Inc., Green Power EMC and Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. today announced the completion of the expansion of the company’s landfill gas-to-electricity plant located on Veolia’s Taylor County Landfill in Mauk, Georgia. Renewable power generated from this facility will be sold to Green Power EMC under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

The original gas-to-electricity facility was expanded from 4 MW to 8 MW of renewable electricity making it the largest such facility in Georgia.

“EDI is proud to be a partner with Green Power EMC and Veolia ES Solid Waste on this project,” said Steve Cowman, President and CEO of EDI. “The Taylor County expansion fits in with our strategic growth plan to capitalize on existing renewable assets while expanding our U.S. renewable portfolio through the development of new greenfield sites.”

EDI currently has over 90 MW of installed renewable generation in the U.S. utilizing only landfill gas as the fuel source. Landfill methane is created when organic material naturally decomposes in a landfill. A reliable and readily available local alternative to fossil fuels, landfill gas can be converted to generate electricity, heat or steam, or used as an alternative vehicle fuel.

“Green Power EMC is excited to continue our partnership with EDI at the Taylor County Landfill,” stated Jeff Pratt, President of Green Power EMC. “Our first energy purchase began in 2003 at the Taylor County Landfill resulting in the entry of Georgia’s cooperatives into the renewable energy market. This 4 MW expansion brings Green Power EMC’s portfolio of renewables to over 28 MWs. Green Power EMC is actively pursuing successful approaches to increasing the supply of renewable energy for Georgia’s EMC members.”

“Landfill gas-to-energy projects are an important part of Veolia’s sustainability strategy, and this project is yet another example of our commitment to turning waste into a resource,” said Jim Long, president and CEO of Veolia ES Solid Waste. “We are proud to be a partner on this project, bringing a robust alternative energy source to the residents and businesses in Taylor County.”

Source: Business Wire

Graphic credit: Green Power



 

 

 
 
 

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