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   Noble Hill Landfill Renewable Energy Center
Estimated equivalent yearly savings of 3 MW generated from landfill gas project:  83,000 acres of forest, 39,000 barrels of oil, 2,080 homes powered, 120 rail cars of coal. The Noble Hill Landfill Renewable Energy Center will:
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • improve air quality
  • encourage economic development
  • provide a local, renewable source of energy
  • create a safer, cleaner landfill
Renewables >  Noble Hill Landfill Renewable Energy Center

Noble Hill Spotlight
The Noble Hill Landfill Renewable Energy Center began delivering electricity to CU customers in May 2006. Methane gas produced by the City of Springfield's landfill is harnessed at the generator, providing 3.2 megawatts of electricity to CU customers. The joint project uses a previously discarded byproduct to produce energy for the community.

Noble Hill Landfill Renewable Energy Center - Energy Production Process
Click the landfill graphic to view an animation of the energy production process.*

Utilizing this renewable energy power source will provide many savings. Using landfill gas for energy helps the environment by reducing fossil fuel emissions, providing businesses with a stable source of alternative energy, and improving air quality. In addition to being able to provide power to over 2,000 Springfield homes, utilizing the methane gas for generation is equivalent to the environmental benefit of saving more than 83,000 acres of forest, or not consuming 39,000 barrels of oil.

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