MARCH 2008

Florida Power & Light develops landfill project

Florida’s Public Service Commission approved a contract between Florida Power & Light (FPL) and Manatee Green Power (MGP). FPL and MGP are teaming up on a facility that will produce electricity using landfill gas.

The new renewable energy facility will produce electricity using landfill gas as fuel. The facility will reduce the need to burn waste gases that result from decomposing landfill materials. Manatee will install and operate the generating plant near the Lena Road Landfill located in Manatee County, Florida.

The 5.25 megawatt-generating plant will start producing power in January 2009, with the contract term extending through January 1, 2024.