MAY 2010

WM signs landfill power deal

NV Energy and Waste Management announced a 20 year power purchase agreement for the sale of renewable energy produced from a three megawatt landfill gas powered project to be located southeast of Reno at Waste Management’s Lockwood Landfill. The facility is expected to be generating renewable energy by late 2011.

The Lockwood Plant will use landfill gas extracted from a series of wells at the landfill and use that gas in a state-of-the-art turbine-generator to make renewable electricity for NV Energy customers. Waste Management currently has 115 landfill gas-to-energy facilities operating at its landfills throughout North America.