October 6, 2008

Digester Electric Plant to Go on Line in February

By Anonymous

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved Idaho Power Co.'s application to purchase electricity from the Big Sky West Dairy Digester Generation Facility, which is being built at Big Sky Dairy near Gooding, according to the commission.

The online magazine, biomassmagazine.com reports the facility will be owned and operated by a partnership between Dean Foods Co. and AgPower Partners LLC, and will supply 1.5 megawatts of electricity to the power company.

Approximately 4,700 dairy cows at the farm will supply manure for the digester, which is scheduled to begin operations Feb. 14.

Credit: IBR staff report

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