The project employs one 70-kilowatt Ingersoll-Rand microturbine which is fired on landfill gas with a methane content of 45 percent. The project began commercial operation in August 2004.
The project generates power to satisfy the landfill’s on-site power requirements. Three electric service locations at the landfill were consolidated into a single service location to allow the landfill gas flare station, offices and leachate pumps to be served by the microturbine.
The project is interconnected to Southern California Edison (SCE) for the purpose of securing standby power and for exporting power for sale to SCE.
The project incorporates:
SCS was responsible for detailed design, procurement, construction and startup. Total plant capacity was at the time when SCS Energy’s involvement ended. The site has since been upgraded to nine 250 kW Microturbines and is currently operating.
SCS Engineers’ responsibilities: