CRD Purchases Landfill Power Project

Aug 20, 2013

Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District has agreed to purchase Maxim Power Corporation’s portion of the 1.6MW Hartland Landfill power project for $900,000. The Hartland Landfill Project is a landfill gas fuelled power project at the CRD’s Hartland Landfill.

The CRD currently owns 70% of the facility and was leasing it back to Maxim. The acquisition of the remaining portion of the facility will provide the CRD with the opportunity to better maximize the value associated with the landfill gas generated at the Hartland Landfill.

The equipment will be operated and maintained under contract by Finning Power, with the electricity generated at the facility being sold to BC Hydro under a long-term power purchase agreement.

About Hartland

Hartland landfill and recycling facility is owned and operated by the CRD and is a multi-purpose facility providing recycling, household hazardous waste collection, a salvage area, yard and garden waste collection and processing, controlled waste disposal and landfill services to commercial and residential customers. In 2003, the landfill gas-to-electricity plant was built to utilize the methane in the landfill gas to produce electricity. The gas utilization facility currently produces about 1.6 megawatts of “green” electricity, which is enough to supply power to approximately 1,600 homes.

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Andy Orr, Manager, CRD Corporate Communications
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