New facility will use landfill gas to power Anaheim homes

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Officials in California’s Orange County yesterday announced the start of construction on a new facility that will convert landfill gas to electricity at the Frank R. Bowerman landfill east of Irvine. The facility will generate an estimated 160,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, enough energy to power about 18,500 homes. It will also create 60 construction jobs, 7 full-time operational positions, and generate about $32 million in royalties for the county government over 20 years.
 
The $60 million, 113,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art renewable facility will be built on the county’s 725-acre landfill, one of the largest on the West Coast, with financing provided by Caterpillar Financial Services.  Construction is scheduled to be complete by early 2016. The plant will be operated by Bowerman Power, a subsidiary of Pennsylvani-based Montauk Energy.
 
The facility’s Caterpillar reciprocating engines will feature gas clean-up and emissions reduction technologies that meet all local, state, and federal air quality standards.
 
“This project makes sense for the OC in so many important ways,” said Spitzer, who represents the 3rd District where the landfill is located.  “It represents a win-win for the environment and the economy — and shows that the County of Orange is following smart and resourceful policies regarding its public landfills.”

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