Sustainable Energy Solutions LLC Begins Electrical Generation Project at Wolf Creek Landfill in Dry Branch, Georgia
Sustainable Energy Solutions LLC (“SES”), a developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy projects, has begun construction on a 2.8 Megawatt Landfill Gas-to-Electricity Generation Facility at Wolf Creek Landfill, located in Dry Branch, Georgia.
The project is scheduled to begin producing electricity in Fall 2011. In addition to producing a long term source of Green Energy, this $4.5 million project will provide significant environmental benefits to the surrounding area. By voluntarily capturing the landfill gas produced at Wolf Creek Landfill and utilizing it as a fuel to produce Green Energy, the environmental benefits will be equivalent to removing 22,700 passenger vehicles from area highways, while providing enough electricity to power 1,650 homes.
SES, through its wholly owned subsidiary - SESCO Wolf Creek LFG, LLC – has entered into both an Interconnection Agreement with Oconee EMC and a Power Purchase Agreement with Green Power EMC for the project. The Power Purchase Agreement was facilitated by Green Power EMC on behalf of its member cooperatives.
“We are extremely pleased to begin construction on this exciting project,” said Bill Gibbes, president of SES, “not only for being able to utilize this landfill gas resource to provide a long term source of Green Renewable Electricity for the citizens of Georgia, but more importantly, for the valuable partnerships with Oconee EMC, and Green Power EMC, as well as its subscribing member EMC’s. In particular, I would like to thank Michael Whiteside of Green Power EMC for facilitating the power purchase agreement, as well as David Hartley of Oconee EMC, for guiding our technical staff through the interconnection requirements.”
SES currently has four landfill gas-to-energy projects located in Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana. Wolf Creek Landfill is owned and operated by Advanced Disposal Services, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Virginia Villatoro serves as general manager for Wolf Creek Landfill.
About Sustainable Energy Solutions LLC
Sustainable Energy Solutions LLC was formed for the purpose of capitalizing on the burgeoning demand for renewable energy in the United States. SES is a well capitalized privately held company focused on being a high quality developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects utilizing multiple renewable energy technologies.
With an initial focus on developing landfill gas to energy projects, SES currently has four projects under contract, design and or construction and is aggressively pursuing additional projects. In the landfill gas arena, SES is developing both landfill gas to electricity projects, as well as medium BTU projects which supply landfill gas as a substitute for natural gas to dedicated industrial customers. SES is a portfolio company of Highstar Capital Fund III, a $3.5 billion private equity fund focused on high quality investments in the infrastructure sector.
About Highstar Capital Fund III
Highstar is an independent, owner-operated infrastructure investment fund manager with an operationally focused, value-added investment strategy. Highstar’s current fund, Highstar Capital III, L.P., is a US $3.5 billion private equity fund that invests in leveraged buyouts, principally in the infrastructure sector. Highstar is managed by a team of 20 experienced professionals with over 250 years of combined experience in the sector and a strong track record of executing transactions. Since forming Highstar Capital, L.P. in 2000, the Highstar team has directly invested $5.2 billion for our limited partners and co-investors in 18 fund investments in the energy, power, waste services, transportation and water industries.