Rockford, Illinois [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Integrys Energy Services has announced that all four units at its recently completed Winnebago Energy Center, a landfill gas-to-electricity plant, are now operational and supplying power to the grid.
The 6.4-megawatt (MW) plant uses methane gas produced by decomposing trash to power four Caterpillar engines that generate electric power which flows into the grid. Integrys is selling the energy in the PJM market. The plant has potential for expansion up to 8 MW.“Renewable energy from fuel sources such as landfill gas is considered cleaner than conventional sources of electricity and has a reduced environmental impact. Integrys Energy Services is committed to environmental stewardship and is pleased to be involved in this innovative solution to our air quality and global climate change concerns,” said Joel Jansen, Asset Development Leader for Integrys Energy Services.