13069 Orono Parkway
P.O. Box 430
Elk River, MN 55330-0430
Phone: 763.441.2020
Fax: 763.441.8099
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Renewable Energy

 

ERMU participates in renewable energy with the Landfill Gas to Electric (LFG) plant. There are four 1,200 HP engines that burn the methane gas that is released from the decomposing garbage to produce electricity. In 2017, 8% (26 million kWh) of ERMU’s annual energy was produced at the LFG plant. The LFG plant produces a valuable commodity (electricity) from a waste product (methane) that is roughly 21% more detrimental to the environment as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.