Gov. Jay Nixon, St. Joseph city officials and officials with KCP&L today celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of a renewable energy project at the City of St. Joseph landfill.
The project will turn landfill gas into renewable energy.
KCP&L received a $450,000 renewable energy biogas grant from Gov. Nixon’s administration to assist in the implementation of a landfill-gas-to-electricity project at the landfill. The city will operate and maintain the methane gas collection system. The plant will convert the captured gas into enough electricity to power nearly 1,000 homes annually. The plant is KCP&L’s first landfill gas generation facility.