SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

August 06, 2009 08:01 ET

NECA Contractors Show Expertise in Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and its partners from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are "green and mean" for renewable energy projects. Nowhere is this more evident than in upstate New York, where NECA contractor O'Connell Electric (Rochester, New York) has been working on landfill gas-to-energy projects since the mid-1990s.

As currently featured on Electric TV, sponsored by both NECA and IBEW, a prime example of this is the Delaware County Waste-to-Energy Facility, where construction recently finished. Built by the Delaware County Electric Cooperative with help from O'Connell Electric, the project incorporates a 1-megawatt (MW) power plant, which is enough to supply electricity to about 500 households.

In 2008, O'Connell was involved with the construction of the Hyland Landfill Gas-to-Energy project in Angelica, New York, for Casella Waste Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:CWST) (Rutland, Vermont). The project has 4.8 MW operational from three reciprocating engines and could possibly add 1.6 MW in the future.

With more than 30 landfill gas-to-energy projects under development in the U.S., totaling more than $600 million in future spending, landfill gas is one of the growing renewable fuels in the green energy revolution. Having experienced and certified electricians onsite is where NECA and IBEW can help power plant owners and developers.

For more information on landfill gas-to-energy projects and how NECA and IBEW expertise can help you with your next energy project, view the Electric TV podcast by clicking on the link.

The National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA, is an organization founded in 1901 that seeks to serve the management interests of electrical contractors in the United States. NECA boasts 119 chapters in all 50 states, four regional offices, and a home office in Bethesda, Maryland. NECA maintains its leadership role in the electrical industry through labor relations, training, education, advocacy and research.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW, was founded in 1891 as a means for electrical workers to come together with one voice. Since that time, the IBEW has grown to more than 750,000 members throughout the United States and Canada. Through its training, on-the-job skill and professionalism, the IBEW represents the best electricians in the world. The IBEW seeks to organize all electrical workers in the United States into local unions.

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