White Plains, N.Y.-based Fortistar, a developer of energy-generating projects, will build a landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at a Republic Services landfill in Richmond, Va. The project should begin commercial operations late this year, Republic says.

The energy generated by the 6.4-megawatt project, which will be located at the Old Dominion Sanitary Landfill, will be sold to the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative. The facility will generate enough electricity to power approximately 3,700 homes, according to Republic.

“The commissioning of this renewable energy resource for the people of Virginia is another example of Republic’s commitment to the environment,” said Don Slager, president and CEO of Republic Services, in a press release. “This plant represents the current best available technology for emissions control, making it an extremely clean energy source, and it will help the state increase its renewable energy supply.”

In other LFGTE news, Boston-based Veolia Energy North America has announced that it is developing its first landfill gas-to-energy facility. The project will be located at Veolia Environmental Services North America’s Hickory Meadows Landfill in eastern Wisconsin.

The 4.9-megawatt facility, which will produce enough electricity to power approximately 2,800 homes, is scheduled to begin operating this summer. Wisconsin Public Service, which provides electricity and gas to northeastern Wisconsin residents, will purchase the power produced by the Veolia facility.

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