The Project consists of a landfill gas (LFG) capture and combustion project located near Richmond, Virginia at the Springfield Road Landfill. The Landfill was permanently closed in 2016. Captured LFG at the site is used to power twelve dual-fuel combustion engines that feeds electricity into the grid, with a total capacity to produce 4 megawatts of power at peak times. When the power generation facility is down for maintenance, LFG is destroyed via an open flare. There are no regulatory mandates to destroy LFG at the site.
In February 2020, a thorough project review was conducted to ensure that the original baseline scenario was still valid, that the Project complied with the latest version of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Tool to assess the validity of the original baseline, that the project plan and GHG calculation methods were materially correct and met the most recent CDM methodology tool requirements (methodology ACM0001, version 19.0), that the Project met the requirements of the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Version 4.0, and that the planned project could reasonably be expected to achieve the claimed emission reductions.
Location: Virginia, USA
Total capacity: 4 MW
Number of engines: 12
Entry into service: 2005
Emission Reduction Standard: VCS
Annual Credits/Year: 56,339