We strive to leverage renewable or non-polluting and non-hazardous technologies to create electricity responsibly.
Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gases and has 21 times the impact of carbon dioxide. These gases contribute to climate change.
Landfills account for approximately 20 per cent of methane emissions in Canada. Portage Power’s landfill gas-to-energy plants turn methane gas into renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Landfill gas-to-energy not only produces clean, renewable energy, it helps to reduce odour, migration of landfill gases and greenhouse gas emissions while offsetting energy production by other means.
Converting methane gas produced in landfills into clean and renewable energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions while providing electricity to consumers.
Rather than allowing landfill gas to be released into the atmosphere, our plants convert the methane into electricity, providing a renewable power source that helps to reduce emissions entering the atmosphere.
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We have partnered with Integrated Gas Recovery Services on two landfill generating facilities, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing electricity to consumers at the same time.
Constructed at the City of Ottawa’s Trail Road Landfill, the plant prevents harmful gas from being released into the atmosphere by converting millions of previously flared-off methane gas into renewable energy.
Operating since January 2007, this landfill gas-to-energy station was upgraded in June 2012 with a sixth engine being added to the plant, to make better use of the available landfill gas, increasing the site’s generating capacity to 6 megawatts of renewable electricity. Trail Road generates over 40,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy each year – producing enough electricity for 6,000 homes and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 180,000 tonnes.
Located southeast of Ottawa at the Laflèche Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility in Moose Creek, Ontario, Portage Power has a second landfill gas-to-energy facility working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while producing electricity.
In 2013, Portage Power opened the new 4.2-megawatt landfill gas-to-energy station. Each year, this facility produces enough renewable energy to power 4,000 homes, and divert more than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from escaping into the atmosphere.