4 MW landfill energy project opens in Ottawa

A Hydro Ottawa subsidiary said June 7 that it has started operation of a landfill gas-to-energy project that can generate more than 4 MW.

The Moose Creek Energy facility is Hydro Ottawa subsidiary Energy Ottawa’s second joint venture with Integrated Gas Recovery Services (IGRS), who together also own and operate the Trail Road landfill gas-to-energy plant in the city of Ottawa.

IGRS is a partnership between Comcor Environmental Limited, a landfill gas engineering and consulting firm, and Walker Environmental Group.

Landfill gas-to-energy generating plants turn landfill gas from decomposing waste into electricity. The new facility at Moose Creek will generate enough green electricity to power 4,000 homes and divert more than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere, Energy Ottawa said in a statement.

Moose Creek Energy’s new 4.2 MW landfill gas-to-energy plant, located at the Laflèche Environmental facility in Moose Creek, Ontario, opened June 7.

“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.”

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