At a glance
Start of operation:
Clayton South, Victoria, Australia
Generating capacity:12 MW
Landfill gas (LFG)
Abated and avoided emissions:
423,000 tonnes CO2–e p.a.
Equivalent cars off the road:
Equivalent homes powered:
About the Clayton Power Station
EDL’s Clayton Power Station occupies the former sand quarries at Clayton in Victoria. The landfill site is substantially filled and closed.
In Australia, EDL has led the landfill gas sector, pioneering technology at Lucas Heights for several decades.
LFG is generated from decomposing organic matter in refuse tips. It mostly consists of methane, carbon dioxide and organic compounds. This gas would otherwise be released to the atmosphere or flared. Instead, EDL converts the gas to electricity, significantly reducing carbon emissions.
The power station is capable of generating approximately 84 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity annually, which is enough to power approximately 12,000 homes.