Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - Francis Farm Landfill Gas
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Location(s): Haywood County, North Carolina
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
Haywood County is proposing to use Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for the construction of a new landfill gas collection, combustion, and power generation system at the closed Francis Farm Municipal Solid Waste Landfill in Haywood County, North Carolina. The planning, engineering, permitting, and part of the bidding have been completed. EECBG funding will be used for phases 2 and 3 of the project: the installation of gas collection piping, flare station, gas cleaning equipment, and the two 10 kilowatt generators. All electricity generated will supply the adjacent garage and maintenance facility for the local school district. The proposed project will occur on the closed Francis Farm Municipal Solid Waste landfill which takes up 16 acres of the 33 acre Haywood County owned landfill property. The landfill property is surrounded by farmland and low-density residential with interspersed wooded areas.