Allentown, Pennsylvania [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] PPL Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation plans to develop and install a 6.4- megawatt methane-to-electricity power generation system at the Community Refuse Service Landfill in Shippensburg, Pa.
Community Refuse Service Landfill, an affiliate of Interstate Waste Services, will provide 3.2 million cubic feet of methane gas every day to power four Caterpillar generators at the 250-acre facility. The power generated by the facility will be purchased by PPL EnergyPlus, which will market the generation output and renewable energy credits as part of a coordinated effort to increase development of renewable energy projects.“This renewable energy project will generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way,” said Kurt Zwerko, vice president for PPL Renewable Energy. “When completed, this plant will prevent the equivalent of 39,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. That’s equal to removing 53,000 cars from the road or planting 76,000 acres of new forest.”