The SMMPA Methane to Electricity Facility is located on a landfill near Mora, MN in Kanabec County and uses methane gas from decomposing landfill waste to fuel a 1.6 MW generator. It has been commercially operational since April 2012.


Under a 20-year agreement with the East Central Solid Waste Commission (ECSWC), and in partnership with the City of Mora, the Agency purchases the methane gas created from decomposing waste at the landfill to fuel the onsite the landfill gas generator. Annually, the Agency’s Methane to Electricity Facility provides enough power to meet the needs of 1,600 households.