Power generated at Veolia’s Taylor County Landfill will be sold to Green Power EMC.
Energy Development Limited, the parent company of Nashville-based Energy Developments Inc. (EDI), Green Power EMC
and Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc
. have announced the completion of the expansion of EDI’s Landfill Gas to Electricity plant located on Veolia’s Taylor County Landfill in Mauk, Ga. Renewable power generated from this facility will be sold to Green Power EMC under a 15 year Power Purchase Agreement.
The original landfill-gas-to-electricity facility was expanded from 4 MW to 8 MW of renewable electricity making it the largest landfill-gas-to-electricity facility in Georgia, say the companies. “EDI is proud to be a partner with Green Power EMC and Veolia ES Solid Waste on this project,” Steve Cowman, EDI president and CEO, says. “The Taylor County expansion fits in with our strategic growth plan to capitalize on existing renewable assets while expanding our U.S. renewable portfolio through the development of new greenfield sites.”
EDI currently has over 90 megawatts of installed renewable generation in the U.S. utilizing only landfill gas as the fuel source.
“Green Power EMC is excited to continue our partnership with EDI at the Taylor County Landfill,” Jeff Pratt, president of Green Power EMC, says. “Our first energy purchase began in 2003 at the Taylor County Landfill resulting in the entry of Georgia’s cooperatives into the renewable energy market. This 4 MW expansion brings Green Power EMC’s portfolio of renewables to over 28 MWs. Green Power EMC is actively pursuing successful approaches to increasing the supply of renewable energy for Georgia’s EMC members.”
“Landfill gas-to-energy projects are an important part of Veolia’s sustainability strategy, and this project is yet another example of our commitment to turning waste into a resource,” Jim Long, Veolia ES Solid Waste president and CEO, says. “We are proud to be a partner on this project, bringing a robust alternative energy source to the residents and businesses in Taylor County.”