Moose Creek Energy opens new gas-to-energy plant
June 7, 2013
By Canadian Biomass
June 7, 2013, Ottawa, Ont. - Moose Creek Energy's new 4.2-megawatt landfill gas-to-energy plant in Moose Creek Ontario has opened and will generate enough green electricity to power 4,000 homes.
gas-to-energy generating plants turn landfill gas from decomposing waste into
electricity. The new facility at Moose Creek will divert more than 100,000
tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere.
partnership is a win-win scenario," said Bryce Conrad, president and
CEO of Hydro Ottawa. "We're turning a negative into a positive by
harnessing landfill gas as a green energy source to power homes and businesses,
while diverting greenhouse gas emissions in the process."
subsidiary, Energy Ottawa, is the largest municipally owned producer of
green power in Ontario. Its renewable energy facilities include six
hydroelectric stations at Chaudière Falls and landfill gas-to-energy plants at
the Trail Road and Laflèche Landfills. Together these facilities help to reduce
greenhouse gases by almost 300,000 metric tonnes of CO2 per year.
The facility is
Energy Ottawa's second joint venture with Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc.
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