Hoosier Energy Opens Landfill Generation Station

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Officials cut the ribbon on the facility this past weekend. Officials cut the ribbon on the facility this past weekend.
DAVIS JUNCTION, Ill. -

Bloomington-based Hoosier Energy has begun operations at its latest landfill methane generation facility. The 16-megawatt Orchard Hills Generating Station, located just south of Rockford, Illinois, turns landfill gas into electricity.

The utility says the facility is capable of producing enough electricity to power 8,000 to 10,000 homes. It is Hoosier Energy's third landfill methane generation facility.

"Orchard Hills plays an important role for renewable energy in Hoosier Energy’s future along with continued reliance on coal and natural gas," said Rob Horton, vice president of power production for Hoosier Energy. "We look forward to producing a lot of renewable energy here for many years to come."

Hoosier Energy also has the 4-megawatt Clark-Floyd Landfill Gas Plant in southern Indiana and the 15-megawatt Livingston Landfill Gas facility near Pontiac, Illinois. The utility says it plans to add more renewable energy resources over the next few years.

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