Friday, August 22, 2008

Area Landfill Goes High Tech

Why celebrate a new power plan opening? Because it's a power plant built on a power source that otherwise would be wasted. On Wednesday September 17th, the R-Board is celebrating with a ribbon cutting and grand opening of their new power plant that burns landfill gas. Without this power plant, the gases could be burned off as a flare, instead it is going to be turned into 2.14 Megawatts, enough for 1500 homes.

The ribbon cutting and open house happens at 3pm 9/17 at at the Regional Landfill, 489 Eskimo Hill Road, in Stafford.
The project has been built in partnership with Ameresco, Inc. According to Ameresco's press release, they are "the largest independent comprehensive energy solutions provider in North America." According to Zoominfo, they have $75M in revenue, with about 500 employees.

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