Heathrow landfill connects to grid for green power

SITA UK has hooked up one of its landfill sites near Heathrow Airport to the local distribution network as part of a £500,000 investment programme to generate electricity.

SITA could potentially generate around 55MWh of electricity every week at the Holloway Lane site from landfill gas to power local homes and businesses.

The project is the latest development by SITA’s energy recovery division, which was set up last year to manage the company’s current energy recovery operations, power production, landfill gas operations and energy related technologies.

SITA UK’s head of energy solutions, Tim Otley, said: “This is an excellent example of how we can put waste to good use. Currently SITA generates in the region of 539,000MWh of electricity each year from landfill gas across the UK from 40 sites.”

Maxine Perella

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