A partnership in east central Indiana will create a renewable energy resource. Hoosier Energy today announced plans to construct the Cabin Creek renewable energy project at the Randolph Farms Landfill near Modoc.

Through a partnership with Randolph Farms, Hoosier Energy will capture landfill methane gas and use it to generate electricity. 

"This project is another example of our commitment to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable power to member systems," said Hoosier Energy President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Smith in a statement.

The co-op says to reduce risk and cost to consumers, funding for the $12 million project will come from clean renewable energy bonds.

Construction is to begin in the fall of 2016, with power production slated to start in early 2017.

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