Landfill gas facility opens in Ontario
Moose Creek Energy has opened a 4.2 MW landfill gas-to-energy plant at the Laflèche Environmental Inc. facility in Moose Creek, Ontario. The facility is Energy Ottawa Inc.’s second joint venture with Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc. The two entities also own the Trail Road landfill gas-to-energy plant in Ottawa.
“This partnership is a win-win scenario,” said Bryce Conrad, president and CEO of Hydro Ottawa. “We’re turning a negative into a positive by harnessing landfill gas as a green energy source to power homes and businesses, while diverting greenhouse gas emissions in the process.”
Energy Ottawa, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa, is the largest municipally owned producer of renewable power in Ontario. In addition to the two landfill gas plants, the power producer also operates six hydroelectric stations.
The new landfill gas facility at Moose Creek is expected to generate enough electricity to power 4,000 homes while diverting more than 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases from being released into the atmosphere.