Fortistar Begins Operating 6.4 MW Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in Richmond, VA

Date: January 18, 2012

Source: Fortistar, LLC

Renewable energy developer Fortistar (White Plains, NY) has begun operating a 6.4 megawatt landfill gas-to-energy project in partnership with Republic Services at Republic's Old Dominion Landfill in Richmond, VA. Old Dominion Electric Cooperative is buying the electricity under a power purchase agreement. Mark Comora, President of Fortistar said "We support and agree with Virginia's "All of the Above" renewable energy approach. Energy from landfills is a proven cost effective source of renewable energy - and can be a part of every community's energy strategy." This is Fortistar's third project in Virginia and its fifteenth with Republic Services. The company currently has ownership stakes in over 60 projects in North America, with total generation capacity of exceeding 3,000 megawatts.


PRESS RELEASE
January 18, 2012

FORTISTAR announces commercial operation of a new 6.4 MW landfill energy facility in Virginia

  • 4,500 Virginia residents are now receiving cost efficient renewable energy provided from their trash.

FORTISTAR is proud to announce commercial operation of its 6.4 MW Old Dominion landfill gas to energy project - completed in partnership with Republic Services and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative. The facility commenced deliveries of renewable power to ODEC on January 4, 2012.

Beginning with local trash collection, Republic Services employs an integrated municipal solid waste practice at its Old Dominion landfill, putting the resulting landfill gas to beneficial use. A wellfield collects the gas produced and feeds engine-generators that produce renewable electricity. The electricity is then delivered to ODEC who then distributes the power to their customers, Virginia residents. Fortistar built, owns and operates the renewable energy facility.

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, speaking at an event in November 2011, remarked, "I am delighted to dedicate Central Virginia's newest landfill-gas-to-energy plant today. This state-of-the-art facility will provide Virginians with improved access to clean energy supply."

Mark Comora, President of FORTISTAR added, "We support and agree with Virginia's "All of the Above" renewable energy approach. Energy from landfills is a proven cost effective source of renewable energy - and can be a part of every community's energy strategy."

Added Jackson E. Reasor, ODEC President and CEO, "We are especially pleased that ODEC has the opportunity to add the Old Dominion Landfill Energy project to our growing portfolio of renewable power resources. Our goal is to continue to build and diversify our sources of electricity to include both traditional and economically-viable alternative sources of generation to assure that the over one million consumer-members who depend on ODEC's 11 member electric distribution co-ops throughout the Mid-Atlantic region have the reliable and affordable energy they need now and in the future."

This will be the third landfill gas to energy project FORTISTAR owns and operates in the state of Virginia, powering over 10,000 residents. It adds to the 14 active projects FORTISTAR owns and operates on Republic Services landfills, and is the first project delivering power to ODEC.

About FORTISTAR

FORTISTAR LLC, headquartered in White Plains, NY, has a 25-year history of owning and managing power generating assets, and currently has ownership stakes in over 60 projects in North America. With total generation capacity of exceeding 3,000 MW, FORTISTAR'S projects include landfill gas, digester gas, biomass, and natural gas assets, including the Midland Cogeneration Venture project, the largest independent power producer cogeneration facility in the United States. FORTISTAR is dedicated to delivering more efficiency from traditional energy facilities, as well as developing additional renewable resources. FORTISTAR's growing renewable business focuses on the landfill gas and solid fuel biomass sectors. For more information on FORTISTAR, please visit www.fortistar.com.

About Old Dominion Energy Cooperative

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) is a generation-and-transmission cooperative (G&T) that provides wholesale power to 11 member electric distribution cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. ODEC and its members systems are not-for-profit electric cooperatives that are owned by the consumer-members they serve.

ODEC owns 11.6 percent of the North Anna Nuclear Power Station in Louisa County, Va. and 50 percent of the Clover Power Station in Halifax County, Va. It also owns and operates addition generation facilities in Fauquier County and Louisa County, Va. and owns 50 percent of a facility in Cecil County, Md. For more information, visit www.odec.com.

For more information, contact:
FORTISTAR
One North Lexington Avenue - White Plains, New York 10601
Tel. (914) 421-4900 - Fax. (914) 421-0052