Folsom, Calif.-based Waste Connections has contracted with Ann Arbor, Mich.-based DTE Biomass Energy to operate a landfill-gas-to-energy project at Waste Connection’s Potrero Hills Landfill in Northern California. DTE will convert landfill gas captured at the facility into enough electricity to power 7,000 nearby homes.

“We currently have 17 renewable energy projects either operating or in development that are expected to produce almost 40 megawatts of power and 10,000 cubic feet per minute of pipeline quality gas,” said Jim Little, Waste Connections` senior vice president of engineering and disposal, in a press release. “We also have more than 15 additional landfills that either qualify or could qualify for carbon emission credits and potentially be developed into future renewable energy projects.”

“We are proud to be partnering with Waste Connections at the Potrero Hills Landfill to produce a long-term supply of sustainable renewable energy from an otherwise unused resource,” added Mark Cousino, president of DTE Biomass Energy.