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New Ottawa plant converts landfill gas into energy

Moose Creek Energy's landfill gas-to-energy plant was officially opened on 7 June by energy minister Bob Chiarelli.

The 4.2MW plant is located in Moose Creek, Ontario at the Lafleche Environmental facility.

Moose Creek Energy is a joint venture between Energy Ottawa, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa, and Integrated Gas Recovery Services.

The facility at Moose Creek will generate enough electricity to benefit 4,000 households, while at the same time slashing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 100,000 tonnes.

'This partnership is a win-win scenario', explains Bryce Conrad, president and CEO of Hydro Ottawa. 'We're turning a negative into a positive by harnessing landfill gas as a green energy source to power homes and businesses, while diverting greenhouse gas emissions in the process.'