Ameresco Inc. and Butte County, Calif., are opening a landfill gas-to-energy facility at the county’s landfill in Paradise.

Framingham, Mass.-based Ameresco said the facility, north of Sacramento, will produce 2.2 megawatts initially, according to a news release. It can expand up to 4.3 megawatts. Ameresco, an energy company, designed, built, owns and operates the facility, which will generate enough energy to power more than 1,300 homes.

A portion of the revenues from the sale of the power will go to the county for the life of the 20-year contract.