Waste to Energy


Get a clearer picture of how your waste-to-energy facility performs.

Affinity__DSC1565_800pxLandfill Gas to Energy (LFGTE) plants that convert harvested methane gas to energy are composed of several sub-systems that must operate flawlessly to ensure maximum production output. The methane has to be collected and treated, the engine needs to be controlled, emissions need to be regulated, and power must be transformed and measured before hitting the grid. Having a reliable control system that allows the plant to provide equipment statuses, send out critical alerts, and generate operational reports is critical.

Affinity Energy has experience configuring supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for many LFGTE projects. Our SCADA interfaces are designed to be clear and easy-to-interpret to ensure accurate data analysis and ease of operation. They collect data from multiple points and issue consolidated performance reports showing power plant efficiency and individual equipment maintenance needs. This proactive monitoring helps reduce costs and downtime.


Affinity Energy’s engineers are skilled in programmable logic controller (PLC) development to provide customized functionality and visibility into waste-to-energy treatment systems, engines, electrical switchgear and other related equipment. Because we’re an open systems integrator, customers have a wider range of PLC choices and price points.

Learn how Affinity Energy integrated 22 different pieces of equipment at Concord Energy’s 11MW biomass plant in less than 30 days.

Top Reasons to Use Affinity Energy

  • We’re Experts: With over 800 power automation projects behind us, we have the integration expertise and background to help your organization operate efficiently, reliably, and safely.
  • We’re Turnkey: While we have the capacity to service a full turnkey solution, we are also happy to take on smaller, individual projects. From onsite troubleshooting to programming a fully customized SCADA system, we look at the system as a whole so you won’t end up with project gaps.
  • We’re Consultative: Because we’re an open systems integrator, we are prepared to design a customized solution that meets your environment’s unique production, efficiency, safety, and ROI goals.

Success Stories

Charlotte Pipe & Foundry

Managing energy costs for large industrial facilities can be challenging. Like many manufacturers, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry (CPF) viewed high energy costs as a necessary…

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QTS Data Centers

Data centers and cloud storage are integral components of the digital age. Customers of data centers, both businesses and individuals, demand uninterrupted access…

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Concord Energy

Municipalities looking for a renewable energy source can simply look to their local landfill. First, we won’t be running out of trash anytime soon. Second, the organic waste in landfills…

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UVA Medical Center - Logs & Alerts

Because of the University of Virginia Medical Center's rapid growth, it was difficult to keep track of and access event details in their central energy plant. When generators tripped...

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UVA Medical Center has dozens of ATSs distributed throughout campus, but no way of determining if loads were growing over original infrastructure load specifications...

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UNC Chapel Hill - Temperature Control

UNC Chapel Hill needed a solution to regulate temperature in a thousand research rooms...without being held hostage to proprietary programming technology...

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission chose Affinity Energy to upgrade their power monitoring SCADA system. The completed system...

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Southeast Hospital System Alarming

A large hospital system in the Southeast with multiple Central Energy Plants needed a way to keep an eye on SCADA and critical alarms at three plants...with just one operator.

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Woman's Hospital - GE Integration

Affinity Energy was chosen by GE for a simple SCADA integration, but ended up also solving several frustrating power monitoring issues for end-user Woman’s Hospital.

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Conetoe Solar Farm

In 2015/2016, Duke Energy Renewables wanted to outfit their new 80MW solar farm in Conetoe, North Carolina with controls and insight into each critical operational piece of equipment...

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Duke Energy Solar Site Monitoring

Duke Energy wished to integrate solar data from North Carolina sites acquired from other solar installers into their overarching SCADA system of renewable resources...

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JLL/Bank of America - CFMS Failure

When the CFMS unexpectedly failed for Bank of America, JLL turned to Affinity Energy for a quick turnaround to get the system back online.

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