Lucas Heights I and II
Landfill gas sector leader EDL owns and operates the 19.3MW Lucas Heights Power Station, which processes landfill gas (LFG) from the decomposition of organic waste into electricity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
At a glance
Lucas Heights I and II Power Station
Start of operation:
New South Wales, Australia
Generating capacity:19.3 MW
Landfill Gas (LFG)
About the LFG power station
EDL is a global leader in the operation of landfill gas (LFG) powered stations across Australia, Europe and North America.
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 128 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity annually, which is enough to power approximately 17,482 homes.