The Coffin Butte Resource Project generates “green power” from an unusual resource — a landfill near Corvallis, Oregon.
The project produces clean, renewable power from landfill gas, a natural by-product of the organic matter in the neighboring regional landfill. This gas is harvested from the landfill and is used to power generators that produce enough electricity annually to serve an estimated 2,000 households.
Coffin Butte has been recognized by the EPA as one of the most efficient landfill methane programs in the country. The success of the landfill gas-to-energy plant has encouraged other utilities in the Northwest to consider developing similar alternative renewable resources for their customers.
The project allows our customers a way to purchase and support green power — in this case, in 100 kilowatt-hour blocks.