Alaska’s first landfill gas-to-energy project provides the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson with seven times its renewable energy mandate per the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
The farthest north facility of its kind at 61 degrees latitude, the Anchorage Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is the largest green energy project amongst the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific operations. Its existence is the result of collaboration by the Municipality of Anchorage, Doyon Utilities and JBER, and after just one year of successful operations is being expanded.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 required federal facilities to increase renewable energy consumption to at least 7.5 percent by 2013. JBER surpassed the Energy Policy requirements (seven fold, not just 7.5% increase)!