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Program to use landfill gas for electricity underway

Source: Three Rivers Planning and Development District

PONTOTOC — Methane gas from a local landfill will be generating electricity for the Tennessee Valley a year from now, according to a plan launched by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Pontotoc Electric Power Association and the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority.

Under the pilot program, landfill gas from the Three Rivers Regional Landfill in Pontotoc will be used as a fuel source to produce up to one megawatt of electricity, that will then by transferred through PEPA to the electric power grid for consumption.

The pilot is known as Generation Partners and is set to be operational by October 2011.

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  1. This is what we NEED all Across Mississippi…Now is the time! New Elections!

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