Richland Creek, Oak Grove and Pine Ridge

Project Type
Landfill-gas-to-energy
 
 
Location
Winder, Buford & Griffin, Georgia
 
 
Off-Taker
Georgia Power
 

Overview

OVERVIEW

Three landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) plants combine to generate 24.1 total installed gross megawatts, representing the largest LFGTE portfolio in Georgia. Located on landfills outside of Atlanta, the plants are capable of powering up to 15,665 homes and contain a total of 11 Jenbacher J616 reciprocating engine generators. Each site employs an identical design, construction and appearance.

 

RICHLAND CREEK LANDFILL
Buford, GA (Gwinnett County)

  • 10.9 megawatts
  • 5 GE 616 gas engines
  • Can power 7,121 homes
Equivalent of emissions reduced annually:
  • Carbon sequestered by 423,145 acres of U.S. forests
  • CO2 emissions from 2,768  railcars' worth of coal burned
  • CO2 emissions from 58,088,990  gallons of gasoline

 

PINE RIDGE LANDFILL
Griffin, GA (Spalding County)

  • 6.6 megawatts
  • 3 GE 616 gas engines
  • Can power 4,272 homes
Equivalent of emissions reduced annually:
  • Carbon sequestered by 253,887 acres of U.S. forests
  • CO2 emissions from 1,661 railcars' worth of coal burned
  • CO2 emissions from 34,853,394 gallons of gasoline

 

OAK GROVE LANDFILL
Winder, GA (Barrow County)

  • 6.6 megawatts
  • 3 GE 616 gas engines
  • Can power 4,272 homes
Equivalent of emissions reduced annually:
  • Carbon sequestered by 253,887 acres of U.S. forests
  • CO2 emissions from 1,661 railcars' worth of coal burned
  • CO2 emissions from 34,853,394 gallons of gasoline

 

HOW ENERGY IS GENERATED
The plants feature a gas collection and control system, owned and operated by Republic Services, which captures methane gas from a landfill. Methane, a greenhouse gas that is more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide, is naturally produced as organic waste breaks down anaerobically in landfills. The system converts the gas to clean-burning fuel.

Energy produced from LFGTE plants alone will OFFSET the equivalent carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from
127,795,779 gallons of gasoline.

 

WHAT IS AN LFGTE SYSTEM?
LFGTE systems reduce reliance on nonrenewable energy resources, such as coal or petroleum. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, every three megawatts of energy generated by LFGTE systems prevents the equivalent of carbon emissions that would result from 16.6 million gallons of gasoline. In addition to their environmental benefits, LFGTE systems' online reliability is typically more than 90 percent. The systems also act as long-term price and volatility hedges against fossil fuels.

 


 
3340 Peachtree Road
Suite 170
Atlanta, GA 30326
USA

Phone: +1 904 825 0556
Email: info@mas-energy.com