Renewable Energy Center
The Maryland Heights Renewable Energy Center (MHREC) is a new electrical power generation facility using waste methane gas from a nearby landfill. The project was completed with a design-build delivery method. HR Green, Inc. provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. These services included design, equipment selection/acquisition and general contracting for construction. Ameren Missouri staff worked closely with HR Green throughout the project for a highly collaborative venture between client and consultant. The project was completed and put into operation in May 2012.
The Maryland Heights Renewable Energy Center (MHREC) is Ameren Missouri’s newest renewable power generation station, and Missouri’s largest landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) facility. The facility takes up to 6,000 cubic feet per minute of waste methane gas from a local landfill and produces up to 15 megawatts of electricity with low-emission combustion turbines. The MHREC facility supplies electricity to nearly 10,000 average homes within Ameren Missouri’s customer service area. The facility has a state-of-the-art monitoring and control system. Additionally, numerous measures were taken to minimize noise and light pollution, since the facility is located near residences and a high school. The project was developed by Ameren Missouri in conjunction with Progressive Waste Solutions Landfill (formerly Fred Weber Sanitary Landfill). The benefits of this outstanding project include green energy, job creation and ongoing opportunities for community learning.