Orchard Hills Landfill Plant is a 16MW biopower project. It is located in Illinois, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in October 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 16 16 Active Illinois, the US


The project is currently owned by Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 8,000 households. The project cost is $54.487m.

The process of landfill has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Landfill gas is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in October 2016.

Contractors Involved

Ameresco was selected to render EPC services for the biopower project.

GE Jenbacher was selected as the engine supplier for the project. The company provided 6 units of J620 Jenbacher engines, each with 3.36 nameplate capacity.


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