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Ameresco Opens Landfill Gas-to-Energy Unit in California

Ameresco Inc. has opened a landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) operation in Gonzales, Calif.

The Framingham, Mass.-based Ameresco said in a news release it completed the 1.4-megawatt project at the Johnson Canyon Landfill, which is owned by the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA).

Ameresco designed, permitted, constructed and now operates the Gonzales LFGTE facility. The company has an agreement with the SVSWA to buy the landfill gas for the plant, and a 20-year accord with the city of Palo Alto for the renewable energy.  A portion of the revenue from the sale of thee power will go back to the SVSWA.

The project will provide energy to power nearly 1,000 homes.


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