Charlotte County Landfill

Project Type
Landfill gas-fired generating facility (merchant plant)
Charlotte County, Florida
A Florida utility


This landfill-gas-to-energy system uses methane gas extracted from Charlotte County, Florida's Zemel Road landfill. We led engineering and construction of the gas collection and control system and utility flare, along with concept development of the reciprocating engine system and electric interconnection. We strategically divested the asset in October 2010 to focus on larger-scale energy projects.

The system collects and processes the landfill gas, which is then used as fuel by electric generators to produce electric power. Under a long-term power purchase agreement, physical energy and renewable energy credits from the facility are sold to a local Florida utility. In addition, Charlotte County obtained carbon credits for the methane collected and destroyed from the landfill. We assisted the county in selecting and negotiating a long-term contract with a third party to register and sell the credits.


  • Gas rights acquired June 2009
  • Permits secured, gas-collection system designed and installed, generation system concept fully designed, permits and interconnect secured, PPA negotiated by August 2010
  • Strategically divested October 2010
3340 Peachtree Road
Suite 170
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: +1 904 825 0556