Allentown, PA, Nov. 8, 2007 — PPL Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of PPL Corp., will develop and install a 4.8- megawatt methane-to-electricity power generation system at the Moretown Landfill in Moretown, Vt.
Moretown Landfill, a subsidiary of Highstar Waste Holding Corp., will provide 2.4 million cubic feet of methane gas every day to power Caterpillar generators at the 200-acre facility. Methane is created when refuse in landfills decomposes.
The power generated by the facility will be sent to the electricity grid and will power the equivalent of 3,000 homes. The companies expect the project to be operational by Dec. 31, 2008.
PPL Renewable Energy already has developed renewable energy projects that total more than 15 megawatts of generation — enough to power 12,000 homes. These include solar panel installations and landfill gas projects in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In addition, PPL purchases energy from the 24-megawatt Bear Creek wind farm near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and the 26-megawatt Locust Ridge project in Mahanoy City, Pa. Other projects — including new solar, landfill gas, wind and biomass — are under development by PPL.
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