Landfill Gas Power
AMP has entered into agreements to purchase 13 MW of electricity from five landfill gas power projects located in Northern California – Butte, Half Moon Bay, Pittsburg, Richmond, and Santa Cruz.
AMP began taking delivery from the 2.0 MW Richmond project in 2005. The Santa Cruz project went online in 2006, from which Alameda gets 1.3 MW. AMP began receiving electricity from 5.7 MW of the Half Moon Bay plant and 1.9 MW of the Pittsburg plant, both of which went online in 2008.
The 2.0 MW Butte project began generation in 2010. The output and costs of Half Moon Bay, Pittsburg, and Santa Cruz are split evenly with the City of Palo Alto.
Landfill Gas - Facts and Figures
- Landfill gas power plants reduce greenhouse gases by re-purposing the emissions of naturally occurring methane gas that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere.
- Landfill gas power plants are designated as eligible renewable generation under California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) law.
- AMP’s Landfill gas power contracts satisfy the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) criteria for meeting local area capacity requirements.