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Green Power Switch News
Vol. 2, No. 1,
Winter 2002


Methane gas sites

Middle Point Landfill
• Contracts signed in October 2001 with Allied Waste Management to purchase methane
• Contract signed in December 2001 to purchase plant from Energy Development Incorporated (EDI)
• Plant operating at 70 percent capacity due to limited fuel supply
• Site producing 2.6 megawatts of generating capacity
• Planned operations and maintenance activities should increase fuel supply, thereby increasing site production

Allen Methane Project
• Project is complete
• Unit 3 started in January 2002
• Initial generating capacity estimated to be four megawatts

Generation update

Solar power sites Generation Oct. 1 - Dec. 31
Cumberland Science Museum   6,513 kWh
Dollywood Tram C   2,030 kWh
Dollywood Tram D/E   2,671 kWh
Gibson County High School   5,032 kWh
Ijams Nature Center   3,954 kWh
Cocke County High School   2,764 kWh
Duffield-Pattonsville Elementary School   2,782 kWh
Sci-Quest/North Alabama Science Center   5,504 kWh
American Museum of Science & Energy   4,286 kWh
Lovers Lane Soccer Complex   9,633 kWh
Finley Stadium 21,070 kWh

Total solar generation

68,745 kWh


Wind power site Generation Oct. 1 - Dec. 31
Buffalo Mountain Wind Park 1,329,600 kWh


Landfill gas site Generation Oct. 1 - Dec. 31
Middle Point Landfill Gas Generation Facility 3,275,700 kWh


Participation update
Total number of green power blocks subscribed: 13,611
Number of green power blocks subscribed since
July 1, 2001:
Number of residential customers subscribing:  4,708
Average number of green power blocks per residential customer:      1.7
Number of commercial customers subscribing: 214 business customers purchasing 5,655 blocks

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In this issue

Main Story: Green Power Switch Keeps Growing

Also: Wind Proposals

Spreading the Message About Environmental Stewardship
Students are energized about solar power

• Methane Gas Sites
• Generation and   Participation Figures