North Carolina commission okays 4-MW landfill gas project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on March 24 approved a Jan. 16 application from Foothills Renewables LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 3.93-MW (ac) landfill gas-fueled facility to be located at the Foothills Regional MSW Landfill.

That project site is at 2800 Cheraw Road, Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina. The company plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Carolinas. The commission also approved a Jan. 21 a registration statement from the company for a new renewable energy facility.

The site is owned by Republic Services of North Carolina LLC, with the power project developer holding a 20-year leasehold interest. The $14 million project will use two CAT 3520 reciprocating engine/generators to produce electricity. The facility will operate as a 24/7 baseload power producer. The project in-service date is in December 2015. The projected annual sales in kilowatt-hours is 31,002,000 kWh.

A project contact is: David Wentworth, Foothills Renewables LLC c/o Evensol, 15820 Barclay Drive, Sisters, OR 97759, Office phone 541-549-8766 Ext 239, Mobile 412-303-0030,

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.