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Tour Prince William County Landfill on Oct. 15

October 13, 2016

Contact: NOVEC Public Relations, 1-888-335-0500, customerservice@novec.com

MANASSAS, Va. — Prince William County invites the public and media to tour Prince William Energy, a renewable landfill gas-to-energy (LFG) plant at the Prince William County Landfill, on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour on Prince William Recycles Day will show how Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative uses electricity generated by trash to power thousands of area homes.

Fortistar, the event sponsor, financed, built and operates the 6.8-megawatt LFG plant. NOVEC purchases and distributes to its customers all of the renewable power generated at the plant.

“Municipalities and companies are increasingly looking to reduce their carbon footprint,” says Mark Comora, Fortistar president. “Capturing greenhouse gases from landfill trash and converting it into renewable energy is a cost-effective, winning solution for every community. We’re proud to be a partner with both Prince William County and NOVEC and congratulate the County on a fantastic community event.”

Prince William County hopes Recycles Day will help residents learn more how recycling, reuse, and waste reduction benefit the local environment and economy. The free event will feature “Recyclemania” by Billy B., games, prizes, face painting, free food, music, a recycled art display, and interactive equipment displays and trucks.

Deborah Campbell, from the Prince William County Solid Waste Division, thanks Fortistar for sponsoring Recycles Day for several years: “Without this type of support we could not have grown our education outreach to a level where we anticipate and prepare for about 1,000 people from throughout the Prince William community.”

Learn more about the event at www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling.

ABOUT NOVEC

NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit electric utility corporation that supplies and distributes electricity and energy-related services to approximately 160,000 metered customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the Town of Clifton, and the City of Manassas Park. It is one of the largest electric companies of its kind in the nation.  For more information, visit www.novec.com or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

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