Ameresco opens Calif. landfill gas project

By Staff | October 25, 2013

Ameresco Inc. recently celebrated the completion of its 1.4 megawatt landfill gas-to-energy project at the Johnson Canyon Landfill in Gonzales, Calif. Ameresco designed, permitted, constructed and now operates the facility at the landfill, which is owned by the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority. Ameresco Johnson Canyon LLC has an agreement with SVSWQA to purchase landfill gas for use in its plant.

Electricity generated at the facility is being sold to the city of Palo Alto under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

“We are thrilled to have partnered with the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority and the city of Palo Alto to provide residents with clean, renewable energy for years to come,” said Michael Bakas, senior vice president of renewable energy at Ameresco. “We have had a successful track record working with many counties and municipalities in California and across the nation to provide alternative energy resources, and we are excited that our project will help SVSWA and Palo Alto and its constituents to achieve their sustainability goals in a cost-effective manner.”