Energy Ottawa’s landfill gas-to-energy generating plants turn methane gas into renewable energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing electricity to consumers at the same time.
Both of our landfill plants are owned and operated in partnership with Integrated Gas Recovery Services.
Trail Road Landfill Generating Facility
Constructed at the City of Ottawa’s Trail Road Landfill, the Trail Road gas-to-energy plant prevents landfill gas from being released into the atmosphere by converting millions of previously flared-off methane gas into renewable energy.
Operating commercially since January of 2007, this landfill gas-fuelled site is capable of
- Generating over 40,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy each year
- Producing enough electricity for 6,000 homes
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 180,000 tonnes
The facility is connected to the Fallowfield Distribution Station by 3.2 kilometres of overhead pole line and 170 metres of underground cable.
Originally, the 5-megawatt facility had five engines, each with a rated capacity of 1,060 kilowatts. But in June 2012, after five years of operation, Energy Ottawa added a sixth engine to the plant to make better use of the available landfill gas, increasing the site’s generating capacity to 6 megawatts of renewable electricity.
Moose Creek Landfill Generating Facility
In 2013, Energy Ottawa opened a new 4.2-megawatt landfill gas-to-energy facility southeast of Ottawa at the Laflèche Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility in Moose Creek, Ontario.
Just like the Trail Road landfill plant, this site reduces greenhouse gas emissions by turning gas from decomposing waste into green electricity.
Each year, this new electricity generating station will produce enough renewable electricity to power 4,000 homes, and divert more than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from escaping into the atmosphere.