Green Power is energy generated from renewable sources: methane, solar, and wind.
Landfill

We're currently using landfill methane gas to produce electricity at five facilities in South Carolina at Horry Solid Waste Authority, Lee County Landfill SC, LLC, Richland County C & D Landfill Anderson Regional Landfill SC, LLC and Georgetown County Landfill.

 

Preparing and inspiring our young people to be successful adults in a changing world is a challenge Currently the Horry Landfill and the Lee and Anderson landfills (operated by Allied Waste) produce 17.4 Megawatts of power, Richland landfill (operated by Waste Management) produces 5.5 Megawatts and Georgetown County Landfill produces 1 Megawatt from methane gas fueled generators, for a total generation output of 23.9 Megawatts.

 

Residents of South Carolina have been making the commitment to helping our environment by  purchasing "blocks" of Green Power. The impact that these residents have on the environment is astounding. When you sign up for just 2 blocks (200 kWh) of Green Power for 12 months at just two dimes a day, you are making the same environmental impact as:

           
        -- Not driving a car for almost three months*

  

 * EPA greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator using 200 KWh/month for the state of South Carolina.



Anderson Regional Landfill SC, LLC
Belton, SC


Anderson Regional Landfill SC, LLC is the fourth of Santee Cooper's landfill - biogas powered generating stations that produces energy methane harversting.  Brought online in October 2008, Anderson Regional Landfill can produce 3.2 Megawatts of Green Power by using 20-cylinder engine generators, enough power for about 1,500.
 

Anderson Regional Landfill is operated by Allied Waste Industries, Inc. America's second largest non-hazardous solid waste services company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
 

Capacity: 3.2 Megawatts
 

Anderson Regional Landfill SC, LLC c/o Allied Waste Industries, Inc.
15880 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 627-2700
 



Berkeley County Landfill
Moncks Corner, SC


Berkeley County Landfill is the sixth of Santee Cooper's biogas powered landfill generating stations. Dedicated on March 22, 2011, the Berkeley Green Power Generating Stationfeatures  two 1.6-MW Caterpillar engine generators fed by a system of pipes and wells that collects methane gas created as garbage in the landfill decays. The power generated at the station is distributed through Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s system. Berkeley County Water & Sanitation owns and operates approximately 60 landfill-gas extraction wells at the county landfill. The gas produced will generate up to 3 MWs of electricity—enough to power 1,500 average-sized homes in the Southeast.


Capacity: 3 Megawatts


Berkeley County Landfill
2277 Hwy 52  
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Phone: 843-761-8817
 


Georgetown County Landfill
Georgetown, SC
 

Georgetown County Landfill SC is the fifth of Santee Cooper's biogas powered landfill generating stations that produces energy from methane harvesting. Dedicated on Earth Day 2010, the Georgetown County Landfill can produce 1 megawatt of Green Power by using a 20-cylinder engine generator, enough power for over 625 homes.
 

Capacity: 1 Megawatt


Georgetown County Landfill
201 Landfill Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 545-3443

 



Horry Solid Waste Authority
Horry County, SC


Horry Solid Waste Authority was the first of the "green power" landfills to come online in September 2001. Initially it had two 1.1 Megawatt generators producing a combined 2.2 Megawatts of renewable energy. Later, in January of 2003, another 1.1 Megawatt generator was installed to bring total horsepower for all three generators to 3,500 horsepower and increased total "green" production to 3.3 Megawatts. Producing this much power means that these generators can produce enough power to support more than 2,100 homes annually.

The landfill currently occupies 727 acres including a Recycling Convenience Center, Composting Facility, Construction and Demolition landfill, and the Municipal Solid Waste landfill. Horry County Solid Waste Authority strives "To be an independent, innovative, responsive organization that aggressively provides comprehensive, cost-effective solid waste management in an environmentally sound manner, incorporating state-of-the-art methods and technology, and educating the public on responsible waste management."

Capacity: 3.3 Megawatts


Horry Solid Waste Authority
P.O. Box 1664
1886 Highway 90
Conway, SC 29526
Main Phone: (843) 347-1651
Main Fax: (843) 347-3653
Email:
info@solidwasteauthority.org