Thursday, 27 December 2018
The Drysdale Renewable Energy Facility
will soon begin generating electricity
by extracting and capturing landfill gas,
which is released from decomposing
organic material in landfill.
Commencing full operation this summer,
the facility will operate around the clock
providing enough electricity to power 1200 homes, and will operate for at
least 25 years.
While generating renewable energy,
the facility will also stop about 35,000
tonnes of carbon from being released
into the environment each year.
The gas engine used at the facility
provides a much more energy efficient
way to produce electricity, saving more
than 15 million litres of water compared
to typical coal-fired power stations.
This project is part of the City’s
commitment to delivering sustainable solutions in all of our operations.