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New Brea Power Plant Brings Improved Efficiency with Renewable Energy

A new energy plant at the Olinda Alpha landfill is now converting local trash into electricity for approximately 20,000 area homes. This is the second largest energy plant powered by landfill gas in the nation, and is the product of cooperation by several key partners, both locally and nationally. The plant is owned by Broadrock Renewables, and is worth approximately $130 million. The project was also a recipient of a $10 million grant provided by the Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in an effort to reduce pollution, while also helping to augment the efficiency of industrial business. The City of Brea sells the water to run the plant, landfill gas comes from Orange County, and the electricity was purchased by the City of Anaheim. Broadrock’s President and CEO eagerly thanked all the collaborating groups involved in getting this new plant up and running.According to Frank DiCola of DCO Energy, this plant is state-of-the-art in terms of technology and efficiency levels. With ten times the output of the average landfill gas electricity plant, the Olinda Alpha Landfill also represents a new industry standard in low emissions and clean energy.Using local trash to create electricity helps to cut transmission fees from out-of-state power sources. “The facility benefits the environment and the economy. The electricity produced at the plant will power local homes and businesses. It’s a win-win,” said John M. W. Moorlach, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

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By Diego Loya

Diego Loya is a Realtor - Broker at Home Living Real Estate Brokerage, a Orange County full services real estate company. Over the past 12 years, Diego has helped homeowners sell and buy their homes. He's loves educating and empowering real estate consumers. You can find him on Google, Facebook and Twitter.

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