ORLANDO - OUC recently completed an expansion of one of the state’s most successful renewable energy projects – a landfill gas-to-energy facility at the Orange County Landfill.
Located in east Orange County, the new five-mile pipeline delivers methane gas from the landfill to the Stanton Energy Center’s coal-fired generation units, where it is converted to clean energy that can power thousands of homes.
At its peak, the facility is expected to provide enough fuel annually for 22 Megawatts of electricity, or enough to power about 16,000 homes. A win-win for OUC and the County, the project reduces the amount of methane gas released into the atmosphere and offsets thousands of tons of coal needed at Stanton.
OUC and Orange County have worked together to harness landfill gas for energy since 1998.
OUC–The Reliable One
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to more than 221,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties.