Will County, IL visualized a landfill gas-to-energy project at their Prairie View facility even before the landfill became operational in 2004. In winter 2011, the vision was fulfilled through a public-private partnership between Will County and the landfill's operator, Waste Management. The 4.8 MW landfill gas-to-energy project generates electricity to power 3,000 homes, and produces almost $500,000 a year in revenue. Will County has plans to expand the landfill gas-to-energy project to 12.8 MW, and to fund further green projects through the landfill gas-to-energy revenue.
County of Will website
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