Two new projects for your consideration

  • August 11, 2009
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We present to your our latest projects for public review.

The Red Hills Wind Farm, located in Elk City, Oklahoma, has 82 turbines, with a total capacity of 123 megawatts — enough electricity to power 40,000 homes. The project is the fourth wind farm to be developed in the U.S. by ACCIONA Energy, a global energy company headquartered in Spain.

Please check out the Red Hills project information report and send any comments or questions to . The comment period will close on September 11, 2009.

The second project is a landfill gas capture system at the City of Charleston Landfill in Charleston, West Virginia. The system will begin capturing methane in the fall of 2009 and destroying it via a flare, preventing this powerful greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere. Starting in early 2010, engines will use the captured landfill gas to generate 2 megawatts of renewable energy. In 2011, a third megawatt of generation capacity will be added.

Please check out the Charleston project information report and send any comments or questions to . The comment period will close on September 11, 2009.

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  1. Eric - August 12, 2009

    They sound like very worthy projects to me!

  2. G. Shook - August 12, 2009

    “Destroying it via a flare” – I admit my ignorance on this, but any combustion process results in waste products. I assume this means they are going to just burn it off for the first phase- hopefully the waste products aren’t as damaging. At least they will eventually put it to good use in 2010.
    Otherwise, good projects.

  3. John in Easton - August 12, 2009

    Flaring will convert the methane gas (CH4) to carbon dioxide (CO2). One CO2 molecule in the atmosphere causes less than 1/20th the greenhouse effect of one CH4 molecule, so flaring will reduce the greenhouse effect from the landfill emissions to 5% of what it would be if the methane were released unburned!!
    Methane conversion and recovery is apparently beginning to take off on a wide scale. I was amazed to learn from today’s newspaper that, with an infusion of stimulus package money, our much maligned local (Easton PA), private landfill will be undertaking a project to convert its methane emissions into impressive quantities of useful energy.

  4. Scott - August 15, 2009

    Given the strength of methane as a GHG, I believe the Charleston landfill project is a wonderful project to fund.

  5. Jonathan Chen - August 17, 2009

    Agree with comment 3 completely.