What Is Landfill Gas?
Landfill gas is a type of biomass energy categorized as "waste energy." The process of decomposition—when organic material is broken down by microorganisms—generates methane gas. Methane is a greenhouse gas and can be hazardous. Most landfills simply burn off this gas, but through innovative Green Energy initiatives, this renewable energy can be harnessed to generate electricity.
To produce power, gas wells slowly draw methane from the landfill and pipe it to a facility where it's burned to turn engines or turbnes and create electricity.
Waste Management's Superior Landfill in Savannah, has been partnering with Georgia Power since 2010 to provide 6.4 megawatts of clean renewable energy to our grid.
Other Renewable Energy Sources
Georgia Power utilizes other renewable forms of energy.
Read About the Other Renewables We Use
Power Generating Plants
Georgia Power owns 18 power plants.
See How Generating Plants Work
Georgia Power has planted more than 1.4 million trees across the state over the past five years! Learn how we are improving air quality.
Is Solar Right for You?
Solar energy is a renewable and emissions-free energy source. Find out if solar is a good energy option for you.
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