Dairyland Power invests in gas-to-energy
LaCrosse, WI— Dairyland Power Cooperative
has invested in more renewable energy for its members by purchasing
the electricity from two landfill gas-to-energy facilities, owned
by Waste Management, Inc. The generating facilities are sited at
the Timberline Trail Landfill near Bruce, Wisconsin and the Central
Disposal Landfill near Lake Mills, Iowa.
Methane gas is used to generate renewable energy.
The 3.2 megawatt (MW) Timberline Trail facility can power 2,700
homes. The 4.8 MW Central Disposal facility can power 4,000 homes.
Dairyland receives energy from a third such plant,
the 3 MW ONYX Seven Mile Creek Landfill gas-to-energy facility in
Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The generating plant, owned and operated
by Dairyland, is expected to expand in 2007.