ESI Helps Nodal Power Turn LFG Into Renewable Energy
ESI will continue to provide operations and maintenance services to the Four Peaks Energy Center. The Four Peaks Energy Center is now owned by Nodal Power, who turn methane into renewable electricity.
Ownership of the Four Peaks Energy Center was transferred in a purchase agreement from Four Peaks Energy to Nodal Power, on October 1, 2022.
Nodal Power will continue to operate the plant as Four Peaks Energy did, supplying 3.2MW of clean electricity generated from methane at the Camino Real landfill in Sunland Park, NM to El Paso Electric customers in the region.
The Camino Real landfill is the only landfill in the state of New Mexico that generates electricity from methane. In addition, Nodal Power will be able to use electricity generated from the two CAT 3520 engines to power a datacenter located on-site that mines Bitcoin. Nodal Power is an independent renewable power producer, turning stranded landfill gas into Bitcoin and also bringing energy to the grid. Nodal Power is the first known company in the world to mine Bitcoin with landfill gas.
Four Peaks Energy transfers operations at the Energy Center with much pride in the work they’ve done there since they took ownership of a distressed asset in 2018. In that time, Four Peaks Energy, with the help of ESI, improved gas collection at the landfill, designed and implemented a better control system, and upgraded the electrical design so that 3.2MW of electricity could be placed on the grid for the benefit of El Paso Electric customers in the region.
Four Peaks Energy Center was recognized in May by the USDA Rural Development office for its successful use of USDA funds for the facility’s improvement.
ESI, a full-service engineering, EPC, and O&M firm based in Sisters, OR is Four Peaks Energy’s operations and maintenance contractor and will continue to supply those services to Nodal Power.
Read the Nodal Power Press Release here.