NOVATO, CA – Officials today celebrated the opening of a gas-to-landfill power plant in Novato that will provide renewable electricity to customers in four Bay Area counties.
The $ 14.5 million peak renewable power plant at the Redwood landfill at 8950 Redwood Highway uses the methane produced by Marin County waste at the landfill to power two reciprocating engines that generate 3.9 megawatts of fuel. electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The plant will provide enough renewable energy to serve more than 5,000 customers with MCE, the public electricity supplier for Napa and Marin counties, as well as Benicia in Solano County, and El Cerrito, Lafayette, Richmond, San Pablo and Walnut Creek in Contra Costa. County.
Landfill gas that was previously flared is transformed into electricity during a sophisticated multi-stage purification system that removes carbon dioxide, sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides, ensuring the plant has one of the lowest emissions of any landfill gas to electricity conversion plant.
Marin County Supervisors Kathrin Sears and Judy Arnold, Novato Mayor Denise Athas, Redwood Landfill District Manager, Ramin Khany, Paul Pabor, Vice President of Waste Management Renewable Energy and MCE CEO Dawn Weisz, celebrated the new plant at a groundbreaking ceremony this morning.