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

Methane gas is generated as a result of decomposition of solid waste in landfills.  The amount of methane generated is largely dependent on the quantity and moisture content of the waste.

Instead of allowing methane gas to escape into the air, it can be captured, converted and used as an energy source.  By generating energy from methane gas it directly reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere.

We're currently using landfill methane gas to produce electricity at six facilities in South Carolina including the Anderson Regional Landfill, Berkeley County Landfill, Georgetown County Landfill, Horry Solid Waste Authority Landfill, Lee County Landfill and Richland County Landfill.

 

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
Location:  Belton, S.C.

Capacity:  3 Megawatts
Commercial Operation:  September 2008

Anderson Regional Landfill SC, LLC is the fourth of Santee Cooper's landfill - biogas powered generating stations that produces energy methane harversting.  Anderson Regional Landfill can produce 3.2 Megawatts of Green Power by using 20-cylinder engine generators.
 
 

Anderson Regional Landfill SC, LLC 
203 Landfill Road
Belton, SC 29627
Phone: (864) 338-1815
www.andersoncountylandfill.com
 
 



Berkeley County Landfill
Location:  Moncks Corner, S.C.

Capacity:  3 Megawatts
Commercial Operation:  February 2011

Berkeley County Landfill is the sixth of Santee Cooper's biogas powered landfill generating stations. The Berkeley Green Power Generating Station features  two 1.6-MW Caterpillar engine generators. 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.
 
 
Berkeley County Landfill
2277 Hwy 52  
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Phone: (843) 761-8817
www.bcwsa.com
 


Georgetown County Landfill
Location:  Georgetown, S.C.

Capacity:  1 Megawatt
Commercial Operation:  March 2010

Georgetown County Landfill SC is the fifth of Santee Cooper's biogas powered landfill generating stations that produces energy from methane harvesting.  The Georgetown County Landfill can produce 1 megawatt of Green Power by using a 20-cylinder engine generator. 


Georgetown County Landfill
201 Landfill Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 545-3443
www.georgetowncounty.org/solid_waste
  



Horry Solid Waste Authority
Location:  Conway, S.C.
Capacity:  3 Megawatts
Commercial Operation:  September 2001

Horry Solid Waste Authority was the first of the "green power" landfills to come online in September 2001. 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."

Horry Solid Waste Authority Landfill
1886 Highway 90
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: (843) 347-1651
www.solidwasteauthority.org


Lee County Landfill
Location:  Bishopville, S.C.
Capacity:  11 Megawatts
Commercial Operation:  February 2005

Lee County Landfill is the second of Santee Cooper's biogas powered landfill generating stations that produces energy from methane harvesting.

Lee County Landfill
1431 Sumter Highway 
Bishopville, SC 29010
Main Phone: (803) 428-2400


Richland County Landfill
Location:  Elgin, S.C.
Capacity:  8 Megawatts
Commercial Operation:  February 2006

Richland County Landfill is the third of Santee Cooper's biogas powered landfill generating stations that produces energy from methane harvesting.

Richland County Landfill
1431 Sumter Highway 
Bishopville, SC 29010
Main Phone: (803) 428-2400
www.richlandonline.com