Landfill Gas and LFGE – PPL Energy Services, Pennsauken, New Jersey

SCS Engineers LFGTEThe Pennsauken LFGE facility employs three Caterpillar 3516 engines/generators. The plant has a capacity of 2.8 megawatts. This project began operation in November 2004.

The facility generates power for “over-the-fence” sale to a manufacturer of aluminum products. The power purchaser remains interconnected to the local electric utility for the purpose of obtaining standby and supplemental power, and for export of excess power to the regional power grid.

The components of SCS’s services toward this project include:

  • Process engineering

  • Design and installation of a landfill gas pressurization and conditioning skid

  • Installation of the owner-supplied engine/generators

  • Design and installation of all other mechanical equipment and piping

  • Relocation of an existing flare and installation of a new flare

  • Design and construction of all civil, structural and site work

  • Design/fabrication of a plantwide SCADA system using SCS’s proprietary Internet-based iSCADA technology

SCS performed this work on a turnkey basis. SCS had operation/maintenance responsibility for this facility for its first 15 months of operation.

SCS Engineers’ overall responsibilities:

  • Detailed Design
  • Construction QA/QC
  • Construction
  • Plant Startup
  • SCADA System