The Prince William County Solid Waste Division (SWD), Fortistar (a New York-based company that owns and operates the landfill gas-to-energy facility) and NOVEC
worked together to develop the landfill gas-to-energy project.
Stan Feuerberg, NOVEC president and CEO, says the construction has already brought more than 100 jobs to the economically hard-hit region.
It will provide NOVEC with a renewable source of electricity and increase logging and trucking jobs for residents.
NOVEC will begin testing the plant in 2013, and by September the plant is expected to begin commercial operation.
Response by NOVEC members, many of whom have encouraged greater use of renewable energy, has been positive.