Landfill gas power plant inaugurated in France

A new 17.3MW renewable power plant has opened in Plessis-Gassot, France.

Known as Electr'od, the cogeneration facility is powered by landfill gas. Featuring 10 GE Jenbacher engines to generate renewable electricity and heat for residents and businesses, the facility is the most powerful landfill gas-fuelled power plant in France.

French waste management and services company Véolia Propreté, energy services firm Dalkia and distributed power services provider Clarke Energy are behind the project.

The renewable energy plant, which replaces a small, less efficient steam turbine boiler system, uses the landfill's methane-rich biogas to generate enough renewable electricity to power more than 41,000 homes. The electricity is sold to Électricité Réseau Distribution France.

In addition to electricity, the cogeneration facility also produces 30,000 MWh/year of thermal energy.

Clarke Energy, GRS Valtech and Dalkia implemented the design, construction and operation of the repowering project on behalf of Véolia Propreté. Specifically, Dalkia is leading the operation of the new Electr'od power plant. Clarke Energy engineered, installed and will maintain the facility, while GRS Valtech provided the equipment for the landfill gas pre-treatment process.

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