The Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission (FRSWC) will sell energy from its new landfill gas management system to NB Power, also based in Fredericton. The project cost a total of $6.4 million, according to a news release.
The FRSWC is installing a system that will feature two generators and produce 2.1 megawatts of power to heat more than 2,000 homes in the area.
The FRSWC operation also will use the energy produced to power its own facilities.
In addition to the landfill and the gas-to-energy operation, the complex includes a material recovery facility (MRF), a household hazardous waste unit and a construction and demolition (C&D) business.