Hancock Generating Station
Energy production from Hancock Generating Station is enough to power approximately 1,900 homes.
Hancock Generating Station produces electricity from landfill gas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The project’s partners, Granger and Hancock County, and electric customers, Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative and Buckeye Power, work together to bring renewable energy to local businesses and residents.
Environmental and Energy Benefits
Hancock Generating Station
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|Electric capacity of 3.2 megawatts (MW)||Electric capacity of 63 megawatts (MW)|
|Annual energy savings from electricity equate to power for 1,915 homes||Annual energy savings from electricity equate to power for 37,710 homes|
|Offsets CO2 emissions from 17,703,311 gallons of gasoline consumed||Offsets CO2 emissions from 524,648,415 gallons of gasoline consumed|
Calculations are computed by the LFG Energy Benefits Calculator, provided by the EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program. Figures express reductions of methane and CO2 in equivalent environmental and energy benefits. Last update: February 29, 2016
Granger is the developer and built and operates the electric generating station. Hancock County owns Hancock County Sanitary Landfill, which supplies the landfill gas.
Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, member-owned electric utility serving more than 10,000 members throughout 10 northwest Ohio counties. Buckeye Power, Inc. (BPI) is the generation and transmission cooperative that is jointly owned by the 25 electric distribution cooperatives in Ohio. Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative purchases electricity produced at the generating station, which is distributed to its customers via BPI’s power grid.
Hancock County Landfill opened in 1969 and as of 2014 had 3,000,000 tons of waste in place. The 100-acre facility is expected to be in operation for approximately 66 more years; energy production is projected to continue for an additional 20 to 30 years after it is closed.
Hancock Generating Station went online in 2014. The project uses landfill gas from Hancock County Sanitary Landfill to fuel multiple on-site engine generator sets. These powerful pieces of equipment consist of an 1,100 horsepower engine similar to the engine of a car, only much larger. The engine drives the attached generator, which produces electricity. Hancock uses four engine generator sets with the capacity to produce a total of 3.2 megawatts of electricity.
A small amount of the energy produced at Hancock Generating Station is used directly to supply the generating facility itself, with the majority of electricity being delivered to the utility’s grid to supply local homes and businesses.