RMU purchases the power produced at the energy center and retains all of the renewable energy credits associated with the electricity production. The plant started commercial operation in December 2011.
The Rochelle Energy Center uses three Caterpillar G3520 reciprocating engine generator sets, each rated at 1.6 megawatts. The project includes a biological treatment system to clean the landfill gas and produces a beneficial usable byproduct. The byproduct is elemental sulfur which can be used locally as a component of high grade fertilizer. The gas clean-up process lowers emissions and improves the performance of the facility.
The facility has been approved by Green-E, an organization that reviews green energy production for the benefit of consumer interests.
The Rochelle Energy Center meets the total electrical energy needs of approximately 4,000 homes. The power is produced and consumed locally.
For Tours contact:
William Charles Energy, LLC
1401 N. Second Street
Rockford, Illinois 61107