Energy Production Begins at Denton Landfill

Denton Power LLC started operation of its landfill gas-to-energy project at the City of Denton Landfill this week. The renewable energy project, which was developed by Denton Power, a subsidiary of DTE Biomass Energy, utilizes one Caterpillar engine for an initial capacity of 1.6 megawatts (MW).

The energy produced at the landfill, along with the related renewable energy certificates, are sold to Denton Municipal Electric (DME), which distributes the electricity to its customers. DTE Biomass Energy has 25 projects across the United States that convert landfill gas into some form of useable energy. This is the company’s first project in Texas.

“As a locally owned municipal electric utility, it is important for DME to look for innovative projects that can provide renewable energy to our customers while still providing consistently low rates,” said Phil Williams, DME’s general manager.

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