After more than a decade and many roadblocks, the City of Lebanon is excited to announce the development of its Landfill Gas to Energy Project at the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility. Working in conjunction with Liberty Utilities and our engineering firm Waldron Engineering and Construction, the City has executed contracts that will convert the gas generated by waste at the landfill to electricity that will be redistributed to the electrical grid and utilized by the City to power all City facilities. Bringing this project to fruition will not only save taxpayer dollars but will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New England by 3,500 tons per year!
Currently, the landfill generates, collects, and flares approximately 350 standard cubic feet per minute (scfm) of landfill gas. The new facility will convert all of this gas to electricity through the utilization of five (5) very efficient microturbines. The conversion process will generate 1,000 kilowatts of electricity and deliver a continuous renewable source of revenue for the City.
The City is committed to being a model for a balanced and desirable sustainable community. As we look to the future and the commitment to being more sustainable, Lebanon is leading the way forward. Solar arrays have been installed on a number of City buildings covering 20% of City government electrical needs. With the addition of the Landfill Gas to Energy Project, all of Lebanon’s City buildings and facilities will be powered by renewable energy. These moves allow us to meet the needs of our present population without compromising the ability of our future generations to meet theirs.
The Landfill Gas to Energy Project is expected to be operational in 2023. It is being managed by the Department of Public Works – Solid Waste Division. We look forward to keeping you informed and up-to-date on the happenings of the project at LebanonNH.gov/LandfillGas. Should you have questions, please reach out to Solid Waste Manager Marc Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org