Employing six 70-kilowatt Ingersoll-Rand microturbines fired on landfill gas with a methane content as low as 35 percent, this project began operation in September 2002.
The project generates power to serve the principal on-site power needs of the landfill. The landfill’s on-site power requirements include those associated with a leachate treatment plant and a landfill gas flare station. The project is interconnected to Southern California Edison Company (SCE) for the purposes of securing standby and supplemental power. The project operates in parallel with SCE as a baseload unit.
The project incorporates:
SCS executed this project on a turnkey basis. The total power plant capacity is 420 kW.
SCS Engineers’ responsibilities: