Las Vegas, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] NV Energy and CC Landfill Energy LLC announced that the two companies have entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the sale of energy produced from an 11-megawatt landfill gas-powered project to be located at Republic Services’ Apex Regional Landfill north of Las Vegas.
The project is expected to be operating by late 2011. CC Landfill Energy will use landfill gas extracted from a series of wells at the landfill and use that gas in a state-of-the-art turbine-generator to make renewable electricity for NV Energy customers.
“This project is remarkable because it recovers otherwise unused landfill gas, cleans the gas with state of the art technology, and then uses that gas as fuel to generate renewable energy for our customers,” said Michael Yackira, NV Energy’s CEO and president.
The long-term agreement stems from NV Energy’s 2008 Request for Proposals for renewable energy and requires Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approval.