Granger South Jordan Landfill Gas Destruction
The South Jordan Landfill Gas Project uses captured methane from the Trans-Jordan Landfill as a fuel source for electricity generation.
The history of the Trans-Jordan Landfill started in 1958 with a handshake between the cities of Sandy and West Jordan and the owner of the land, Kennecott Copper. Since then, the landfill has become a 200 acre municipal solid waste landfill that is composed of multiple cities in the Salt Lake Valley region.
A landfill gas collection system and flare was installed in fall of 2005, but development for the bigger landfill gas-to electricity project started in the fall of 2007 and operation was completed in 2009.
The South Jordan Landfill Gas Project is a three way partnership between Trans-Jordan Cities, the landfill owner and operator; Murray City Power, the utility purchasing the power; and Granger Electric of South Jordan, the developer. The whole process is a joint effort from the three partners; the landfill gas, which is composed of about 50 percent methane, is captured through Trans-Jordan’s well pipe and pipe gathering system. The gas is then pulled from the landfill into Granger’s generating station, processed, and used as a fuel source for engine generator sets. The engine generators create electricity, which is lastly distributed to Murray City Power’s utility grid and their customers. With a generating capacity of 4.5 megawatts, the project can power nearly 3,000 average homes in the Murray City Power service area.
The emission reductions are verified by an accredited third-party verifier using the Climate Action Reserve’s Landfill Project Protocol. The Climate Action Reserve is a Green-e Climate Endorsed independent third-party greenhouse gas (GHG) Project Certification Program.
All carbon offsets generated by the verified emission reductions are registered by the Climate Action Reserve and receive a unique serial number. This ensures that the carbon offsets are not double issued.
3Degrees offers purchasers the option to buy Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets sourced from this project.