By REW Staff, Renewable Energy from Waste.
Aria Energy, a provider of baseload renewable energy based in Novi, Michigan, has announced the beginning of commercial operations and renewable energy production at Sarasota County's Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex in Nokomis, Florida.
The Sarasota County Project is a 4.8 megawatt (MW) landfill gas-to-energy facility that produces energy by capturing and processing the methane gas generated at the landfill through organic decomposition. Aria Energy designed, built, owns and operates the facility, and sells the electricity to Jacksonville, Florida-based power provider JEA under a power purchase agreement. The amount of renewable energy produced at the facility is the equivalent of the electricity needed to supply more than 2,800 homes, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates.