Republic Services and Mas Energy unveiled a new renewable energy project serving Metro Atlanta. The project involves landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills, located in the cities of Buford, Griffin and Winder. Together, these facilities are capable of generating 24.1 megawatts of electricity, or enough renewable energy to power 15,665 households.
"We believe in leading by example in everything we do," Jamey Amick, area president of Republic Services, said in a statement. "The modern landfill presents new opportunity to harness energy from yesterday's waste and convert it to meet tomorrow's energy needs. We are proud to partner once again with Mas Energy to generate a renewable energy source that makes a meaningful and lasting environmental difference in the state of Georgia."
Like other landfill gas to energy projects, the new initiative involves capturing methane from subsurface of the area landfills and routing it through a series of engines that convert the gas to electricity.
Nationwide, Republic Services companies send landfill gas to 69 landfill gas-to-energy projects, which taken together generate enough renewable energy to power more than 250,000 homes.
Other partners participating in Republic and Mas Energy's latest renewable energy project include Georgia Power, I Squared Capital, Crowder Construction Company and Nixon Energy.