Corrections officials dedicated a cogeneration plant at the State Correctional Institution at Laurel Highlands, Pa. that generates electricity and steam using methane gas from an area landfill.
Working with Johnson Controls, the prison’s cogeneration plant produces electricity and steam using gas from the nearby Mostoller Landfill. The renewable energy resource eliminates the need for the prison to use coal-fired boilers.
Excess electricity produced by the plant is sold back to the power grid, creating ongoing revenue for the prison and helping to offset project costs.
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