New landfill gas-to-energy facilities
Allied Waste Industries, Inc. announced the commencement
of operations of its two newest landfill gas-to-energy facilities, both located
The Brunswick County Landfill in Lawrenceville, Virginia is an eight megawatt
generating facility that has been developed with Richmond, Virginia based
Ingenco, which builds, owns and operates distributed generation facilities.
The Brunswick County facility, which commenced operations in mid-October,
will generate enough electricity to power over 5,000 homes.
The King & Queen County Landfill in Little Plymouth, Virginia is a 12-megawatt
generating facility that also has been developed with Ingenco.
The King & Queen County Landfill facility will generate enough electricity
to power more than 7,500 homes. Operations are expected to have commenced
by the end of December.
Allied Waste currently has 52 landfill gas-to-energy projects underway, including
41 electric-generation plants, operating at facilities owned or operated
by the company’s subsidiaries across the country. The emission reduction
achieved by Allied Waste’s current projects nationwide is equal to
removing approximately 2.6 million vehicles from the road each year, providing
heat/power to approximately 240,000 homes, or receiving the benefits of planting
3.7 million acres of trees.