Waste Management land fill to power 900 homes in North Mississippi

HOUSTON – A landfill in Chickasaw County is now producing enough electricity to power 900 homes in the area.

Gov. Phil Bryant, Waste Management and local officials snipped the ribbon Wednesday at the methane-powered, electricity generation facility at Prairie Bluff Sanitary Landfill, a 500-acre site near Houston.

Construction on the $1.2 million facility began in April. The facility is on-line and produces 16-kilowatts of electricity that is fed into TVA’s grid via Natchez Trace EPA substations in Houston.

Bryant pointed to his Energy Summit held two weeks ago in Jackson with more than 600 people attending to hear of new energy sources and energy solutions that could promote economic development in the state.

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Daily Journal
10/26/12