Valley Green Natural Gas, one of two companies vying to become the natural gas utility serving Lebanon and Hanover, met with city staff on Friday to offer some suggestions as to how the city might convert gas produced by the landfill to energy.
The landfill gas discussion came as staff for the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission continue their review of proposals from Valley Green and Liberty Utilities, which includes EnergyNorth Natural Gas — the state’s largest natural gas distribution utility — to serve the two Upper Valley communities with natural gas.
Both companies propose to truck natural gas to a depot in Lebanon and distribute it to customers through a local pipeline.
Valley Green president Jay Campion said he views the discussion of what the city might do with its landfill gas as “totally unrelated” to the company’s pipeline proposal under the PUC’s consideration. Providing such a service would not be regulated by the PUC, he said.