Wake County Landfill Gas-to-Energy Tour (April 26, 2016)


April Meeting

Join us on April 26th for a tour of Wake County’s Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility

Join us for an inside look at Wake County’s landfill gas-to-energy facility in southern Wake county. The gas is collected from wells in the landfill, cleaned and filtered, and then burned in six, 20-cylinder combustion engines. The facility is currently generating 4MW of continuous power with the possibility of generating upwards of 10-12MW in the future. The project was completed in 2013. Space is extremely limited (once at the facility, a bus will take the group inside), so RSVP is required and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. To tour the facility, a wavier must be completed. The waiver can be found here; please complete the wavier and bring with you to the tour. The tour will start at 5:30, so be sure to arrive prior to then.

When:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
5:30 (Tour)

Where:

6310 Old Smithfield Road
Apex, NC 27539
Google Maps Link

Who:

NCAEE Members and Friends

Cost:

No cost for attendees

Directions:

From Raleigh/Chapel Hill/Durham:

  • Via US1 and Exit 95 or 540, travel south down Highway 55
  • Turn Right onto Old Smithfield Road
  • Park beside the office trailer to your right

From Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs

  • Traveling north on Highway 55, make a U-turn after passing the 540 ramp
  • Now traveling south on Highway 55, Turn Right onto Old Smithfield Road
  • Park beside the office trailer to your right

Additional Information:

  • If lost, call Walter Bright cell phone 919-545-6800