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From YouTube: Buncombe News Update - Landfill Gas-to-Energy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Landfill Gas-to-Energy Generator project that took place on Friday, April 27th at the Buncombe County Landfill.

The Landfill Gas to Energy project uses methane gas produced as trash decomposes to generate electricity. A series of methane wells and a huge generator were installed in 2011. Production began earlier this year but is only now reaching full capacity. The generator is expected to produce 1.4 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power 1,100 homes per year.

~Welcome - Jon Creighton
~Commissioner Chairman David Gantt
~Commissioner Holly Jones
~Commissioner Bill Stanley
~Commissioner Carol Peterson
~Randy Flack, Field Representative, Heath Shuler
~Chris Gable, CDM
~Jeff Lovin, French Broad Electric