Republic Services opens 2 new landfill gas projects in California

By Staff | November 24, 2014

Republic Services Inc. has announced the development of two new landfill gas-to-energy (LGTE) projects at its Forward and Vasco Road Landfills, both located in the Bay Area of California. The combined projects will generate 8.6 MW of energy for the local electric grid, or enough energy to power more than 5,100 area homes annually. Nationwide, Republic Services operates 72 LGTE projects. These projects harness enough electricity to meet the needs of 192,000 homes, or gas to heat another 201,000 homes.

“Republic Services is to be applauded for having the foresight to help advance both the Vasco Road Landfill and Forward Landfill projects to help meet their economic and sustainability goals through the measurable financial and energy benefits these initiatives provide,” said Michael Bakas, senior vice president of Ameresco. “In order to bring these projects to fruition, Ameresco partnered once again with Silicon Valley Power, a very progressive utility determined to provide the residents and local business community with clean energy at affordable prices.”