Landfill Energy Systems opens 3.2 MW landfill gas-to-energy plant

Electricity is sold to United Power Cooperative under a long-term agreement. Enough power is generated at the plant to provide electricity for about 50 percent of the homes in Erie.

Nov 17th, 2011

Novi, Mich., November 17, 2011 — Landfill Energy Systems commenced operations on a landfill methane-fueled renewable-energy power plant located in Erie, Colorado.

The 3.2 MW facility consists of two Caterpillar G3520 engine-generator sets consuming biomethane from the Denver Regional North, Denver Regional South, and Front Range landfills owned by Waste Connections.

Electricity is sold to United Power Cooperative under a long-term agreement. Enough power is generated at the plant to provide electricity for about 50 percent of the homes in Erie.

The Erie plant is the 38th plant owned or operated by LES, which holds the rights to 45 landfills in 16 states, producing over 200 MW of base load renewable electric power and renewable natural gas. These projects reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 9 million tons per year.

Through its mergers with Innovative Energy Systems and Timberline Energy, LES holds the gas rights to 45 landfills in 16 states, producing over 200 MW-equivalent of baseload renewable electric power and renewable natural gas. These projects reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 9 million tons per year.

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