DeKalb County, Ga., is developing a new landfill gas generation plant and has approved a 10-year contract to sell energy from the landfill to Georgia Power. The utility will offer the energy to its customers as part of its voluntary Green Energy program. Under the program, customers who choose to participate will pay a $5.50 premium for each 100-kilowatt-hour block of green energy that they purchase. By participating in this program, customers will help advance renewable technologies, which will help lower their cost over time and make them more competitive with traditional generation methods. DeKalb County is the first Green Energy vendor to sign a contract. For more information, visit