The Sumter Project
About the project
The 1.546 megawatt Sumter project in Sumter, South Carolina, uses methane biogas generated by customer Pilgrim Pride’s poultry processing facility to produce electricity and hot water- enough to power 500 – 700 households. An on-site anaerobic digester recovers methane gas created in the plant and uses it for combined heat and power. Each year, the project generates up to 30,000 renewable energy certificates (RECs). The Sumter project has been operational since July 2015, and Brightmark provides ongoing operations and maintenance support for the project.