Waste Management opens facility at Hampton’s landfill
Waste Management, Inc. opened its latest waste-based
renewable energy facility at the company’s Bethel Landfill. The “green”
energy produced from the landfill gas will provide power for the service
area of the landfill and beyond through the electrical transmission grid.
The landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) facility at the
Bethel Landfill will produce 4.8 megawatts of green electricity, which
will produce enough energy to power more than 4,700 homes. The plant
is the first such facility in Virginia for Waste Management as a solo
venture. In the Commonwealth, the company has plans to construct two
more landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) plants - at their landfill in King
George County and the Middle Peninsula Landfill in Gloucester County
- together they will generate an additional 19.2 megawatts of green electricity,
enough to power more than 20,000 homes.
The landfill will produce gas for the power plant for
the next several decades and continue even after the landfill no longer