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Landfill Gas to Energy Experience
Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider, partnered with
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. to develop a landfill gas facility at the Pecan Row
Landfill in Valdosta, Georgia. ESG designed, built, owns and operates the facility,
which produces power by capturing landfill gas emitted from decomposing trash
and using it as a fuel source to power generators. This renewable energy facility
qualifies for a Federal investment tax credit and is able to generate 4.8 megawatts
(MW) or enough energy to power approximately 2,000 homes.
The power produced is purchased by Green Power EMC, via a long term Power
Purchase Agreement (PPA). Green Power is a non-profit corporation comprised of
38 of Georgia’s member- owned electric cooperatives. Green Power EMC’s mission
is to facilitate procurement and marketing of electricity from renewable sources
in Georgia and make it available to its member cooperatives to complement their
wholesale power portfolio.
Environmental Benefits
By capturing these landfill gases, this sustainable project is helping provide
environmental benefits equivalent to the removal of emissions from more than
34,000 cars per year or the planting of about 38,000 acres of forest annually.
Project Quotes
“Being able to convert our landfill gas into reusable energy is a win for everyone:
the environment, the energy users and the landfill. This landfill gas resource will
provide a long term source of green renewable electricity for the citizens of South
Georgia and fosters a collaborative partnership among key stakeholders in the
field of electricity,” stated Gerald Allen, Advanced Disposal’s Landfill Vice President.
“We’re in the business of a clean and green environment and successful projects
such as this ESG partnership help us reach our sustainability goals everyday.”
“Green Power EMC is excited to continue our partnership with ESG at the Pecan
Row county landfill,” states Jeff Pratt, President of Green Power EMC. He continues
“this is the third landfill in our renewable energy portfolio bringing Green Power’s
portfolio of renewables to over 32 MWs.” Pratt states “Green Power EMC is actively
pursuing efficient approaches to increasing the supply of renewable energy to
Georgia’s EMC members.”
Pecan Row Landfill Gas Facility
Valdosta, Georgia