Ameresco to open 2.2-MW landfill gas power plant in California on Dec 5
Nov 29, 2012 - US energy efficiency and green energy firm Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) yesterday said that on December 5 it would celebrate the completion of a 2.2-MW landfill gas-to-energy plant at Butte County's in California.
Ameresco has designed, built, owns, operates and maintains the facility, which will produce enough power to supply more than 1,300 households using methane gas created by the decay of organic waste at the Neal Road landfill. The company plans to expand the capacity of the plant to 4.3 MW.
Local utility Silicon Valley Power will buy the output of the plant under a 20-year power purchase agreement, Ameresco said when announcing the project last year. Part of the revenues from the sale of that power will be returned to the county, the company added in yesterday's statement.