Seminole County’s Osceola Road Landfill located in Geneva, Florida, covers over 5,000 acres of land with a landfill footprint of approximately 240 acres. The site has over 10,000,000 tons of refuse in place with an overall capacity of 33 million tons. The Landfill is owned and operated by Seminole County.
LES was selected in 2006 to design, build, own and operate a generating plant at the site. The project broke ground in March 2007 and the 6.4 MW generating plant began commercial operation in December 2007. The facility utilizes all of the County’s currently available landfill gas and there are plans for expansion when additional quantities of gas are available.
Landfill Energy Systems provided the design, engineering, equipment procurement and installation, permitting, construction and commissioning of the power generation facility. The plant is based on four Caterpillar 3520 engine generator sets, each producing 1.6 megawatts of power. LES sells the electricity to Seminole Electric Cooperative under a long term agreement.
The facility’s environmental benefits are the equivalent of planting