Power flowing from Allardville landfill to NB Power grid

The Chaleur Regional Service Commission (CRSC) says energy generated at the Allardville landfill has begun feeding NB Power lines.

The two sides signed a 20-year agreement last year to buy about 6,000 megawatt hours of power annually; enough to power about 135 homes.

The power is produced from methane generated at the landfill, and it began flowing through the utility's lines on August 14th.

Stéphanie Doucet-Landry, Director of Solid Waste Management, says the installation and interconnection work on the NB Power grid was finished a month earlier than planned, which means additional revenue for the 2018 fiscal year.