Regina landfill waste project producing electricity that can power 1,000 homes

By CBC news.

The City of Regina hopes to make millions off its waste.

The Landfill Gas to Energy Project, a partnership with SaskPower, was unveiled Monday morning.

The facility collects methane gas produced from decomposing waste at the Fleet Street landfill in Regina and uses it to generate one megawatt of power — enough to power 1,000 homes. 

The electricity from this facility is then sold and sent to SaskPower's provincial electrical grid.

"From December to January, we saw three, new peak usages here in province," said Howard Matthews, vice president of power production at SaskPower. "The province continues to grow, so an extra megawatt of cleaner burning energy is always welcome."