A landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) facility at Veolia ES Solid Waste’s landfill in Winslow, Ind., is now up and running. The facility was jointly developed by Veolia ES Solid Waste and Energy Systems Group, a subsidiary of Vectren Corp. The facility is owned by Vectren.

The facility is expected to generate enough electricity to power about 2,000 homes. According to a Vectren press release, the facility will “provide environmental benefits equivalent to the removal of emissions from more than 22,000 cars per year or the planting of about 27,000 acres of forest annually.”

“We’ve been fortunate to find great partners like Veolia ES Solid Waste to help develop several renewable energy projects,” said Jim Adams, president of Energy Systems Group, in a press release. “Clean energy has become a high-growth area of our business. However, as a company that calls southwestern Indiana home, we’re especially proud of this effort in our backyard and anticipate developing others throughout Indiana.”

“The Blackfoot project allows Veolia ES Solid Waste to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and turn waste into a functional power source for the local community,” added Michael Dougherty, regional vice president for Veolia ES Solid Waste. “It’s certainly a win-win effort for all the partners involved, including the residents of southwestern Indiana.”