Did you know that as a member-owner of your Co-op, you’re part of a successful biomass project that turns garbage into electricity?
Under construction: the Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility at the Flathead County Landfill expands to make room for its second 1.6 Megawatt (MW) engine.
Did you know that as a member-owner of your Co-op, you’re part of a successful biomass project that turns garbage into electricity? In 2009, FEC partnered with the Flathead County Landfill to create Montana’s first gas-to-energy project. Since then, a Caterpillar engine powered by methane gas has consistently generated about 1.6 MW of electricity. This month, a second engine, powered by gas that is naturally created in the landfill, joins the first. Together, they have the capacity to add 3.2 MW of electricity to our grid – that’s enough to power about 1,908 households! Cheers to innovation, renewable energy, and resilience.