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  • Ava landfill now generating power for more than 3,300 homes

  • The Ava landfill now is creating enough renewable energy to power more than 3,300 homes.

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  • The Ava landfill now is creating enough renewable energy to power more than 3,300 homes.
    The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority announced Tuesday they have added a second engine to the power plant that uses gas from the regional landfill to create green electricity.
    In April 2012, the system went online collecting methane gas from the landfill and filtering it through one engine, or generator. At that time it was reported the landfill was creating enough electricity to power 1,200 homes.
    The facility was designed so that as gas flows increase over time, additional generators could be added to produce more power.

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