Location: 20+ sites across England
Technology: Landfill gas
Installed capacity: >65 MW
Customer since: 2002
Viridor’s primary focus is on recycling, energy recovery and resource efficiency in waste management.
The operation of its traditional landfill disposal sites has helped it develop into a significant renewable energy generator.
The company is now one of the UK’s leading operators of sites handling municipal, commercial and industrial wastes with the laregest recycling capacity in the UK and still has a consented landfill capacity of more than 70 million cubic metres.
Recovering gas from sites not only ensures their continued safety after landfill operations have finished but also provides a long-term income from energy generation. Landfill sites can generate commercial quantities of gas for up to 30 years after waste has been deposited.
SmartestEnergy has worked closely with Viridor since 2002 to develop innovative and flexible solutions as its portfolio has grown and its requirements have changed.
In addition to agreements covering the purchase of energy and ROCs, SmartestEnergy’s role has extended to areas such as helping with connections to the local distribution network for new sites.
Viridor has a five-year framework deal in place with SmartestEnergy covering more than 20 of its sites in England.
"We have been working with SmartestEnergy since 2002 and their highly efficient service means my team can focus on our core business," said Mark Knights, Commercial Manager.
"In a fast moving energy world, the knowledge and insight SmartestEnergy also provides on the latest developments in the industry and on the markets helps us stay on top of the risks and opportunities."
In addition to its landfill gas sites, Viridor is significantly expanding its portfolio of energy from waste plants, which may be added into the SmartestEnergy agreement.