Power purchase agreement struck for Las Vegas area landfill gas plant

Las Vegas, December 3, 2009 – NV Energy and CC Landfill Energy entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement for the sale of energy produced from an 11-MW landfill gas-powered project to be located at Republic Services’ Apex Regional Landfill north of Las Vegas.

The specific terms of the power purchase agreement were not disclosed.

CC Landfill Energy is owned and operated by Energenic, a partnership between long-term business partners Marina Energy and DCO Energy.

Energenic has developed and constructed similar facilities throughout the United States, including recent projects in New Jersey and Maryland.

Named the Apex Landfill Renewable Energy Generating Facility, this 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 turbine generator to make renewable electricity for NV Energy customers.

Using landfill gas in this manner reduces dependence on other natural resources, and improves air quality and carbon emissions.

DCO Energy will be the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project. DCO Energy will operate the plant.

The Apex Landfill Renewable Energy Generating Facility is one of more than 35 existing or proposed renewable energy facilities that are benefiting NV Energy customers in Nevada.

It will assist NV Energy in meeting Nevada’s renewable energy portfolio standard, which was recently increased by the state legislature. The standard requires that 25 percent of NV Energy’s sales be generated by renewable resources and energy-efficiency and conservation programs by 2025.

The long-term agreement stems from NV Energy’s 2008 Request for Proposals for renewable energy and requires Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approval.

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