Landfill Gas to Energy Project in Sarasota Wins Award

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Suncoast branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored Aria Energy and Sarasota County with the “Project of the Year” award for their Sarasota County Project. The 4.8 MW project, which converts harmful landfill gas into clean energy, is located at Sarasota County’s Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex in Nokomis, Florida. The project produces electricity capable of powering 2,800 homes.

“We are honored to accept this award in partnership with Sarasota County,” said Richard DiGia, President & CEO of Aria Energy. “We look forward to many years as a valued partner and trusted neighbor to the community.”

The award will be presented to an Aria Energy representative along with Jason Timmons, Solid Waste Engineer with Sarasota County at the May 19th meeting of Suncoast ASCE. Mr. Timmons couldn’t be more pleased to have played a significant role in such an important project. “It’s a really good example of how a public and a private entity can come together to really make a great project that benefits everyone in the community,” he said.

The Suncoast branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers encompasses Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and Desoto counties.

About Aria Energy

Headquartered in Novi, MI, Aria Energy provides baseload renewable energy to utilities and other customers across the United States. Aria Energy owns and/or operates a diversified portfolio of renewable energy projects across 16 states, collectively representing 265.9 MW-equivalent of baseload renewable energy capacity. For additional information, please visit: The majority of Aria Energy is owned by power and energy private equity funds managed by Ares EIF Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. For additional information, please visit: