There are a number of exciting green initiatives taking place in Georgia right now. Georgia Power, for instance, is ready to move into solar power and other renewable energy in a deal that state regulators are expected to approve soon. The utility will then be able to add as much as 1600 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity which could power about 264,000 homes. As former PSC commissioner Bobby Baker said, “It’s going to be a sizable increase in renewable energy.”
Similarly, Republic Services and Mas Energy have just unveiled a renewable energy project that will serve Metro Atlanta. Three landfill gas-to-energy facilities in Buford, Griffin and Winder will be able to generate 24.1 megawatts of electricity which is enough renewable energy to power 15,665 houses.
As Jamey Amick, the area president for Republic Services explains, “We believe in leading by example in everything we do. The modern landfill presents new opportunity to harness energy from yesterday’s waste and convert it to meet tomorrow’s energy needs. We are proud to partner once again with Mas Energy to generate a renewable energy source that makes a meaningful and lasting environmental difference in the state of Georgia.”
Other partners who are participating in this project with Republic Services and Mas Energy include Georgia Power, I Squared Capital, Crowder Construction Company and Nixon Energy.