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