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Success Stories

East Kentucky Biomass Landfill Gas Project Expansion

Annie Holloway Jones
Renewable Energy
East Kentucky Power Cooperative generation map

In 2003, East Kentucky Power Cooperative became the first utility in Kentucky to generate its own renewable power when it began operating its first plant fueled by methane gas from landfills.  Today, East Kentucky has five landfill gas plants.  In 2015, RUS approved a loan which included over $7.5 million adding one megawatt of new landfill gas generation capacity to an existing facility.

Date of Obligation
Obligation Amount:
$7.5 million
Date of Obligation:
Congressional District:
KY 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06