More Power From Garbage In Danville
(WIBC.com photo: Mike Wilson)
About 14,000 homes in Danville have power thanks to a local landfill. Methane from the Twin Bridges Landfill is being collected, cleaned and sent to two more generators, producing an additional 3.2 megawatts of electricity.
Congressman Todd Rokita says turning trash into energy is a great idea, though it isn't the entire foundation of an energy plan. "I don't think any of you think this is the one policy that we are going to adopt to make us the world power we used to be in the 21st Century, but in an all of the above strategy, this has its place."
Secretary of State Connie Lawson lauded the project, because it contributes so much to the local economy, not just through tax dollars, either. The new generators are from Caterpillar, and they were produced in LaFayette.