Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Renewable energy project comes to Southwest Utah

The Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems’ Veyo Heat Recovery Project has been officially commissioned marking the start to a 7.8 megawatt electricity-generating undertaking. Considered a ‘green project,’ it was issued the first tax-exempt green bond for a carbon-free power generating plant.

The Recovered Energy Generation plant, located adjacent to the Veyo natural gas compressor station owned by Kern River Gas Transmission Company, began commercial operations on May 26. This is the second REG unit that has been installed along the Kern River natural gas pipeline.

Turbines take the heat that is currently being wasted into the atmosphere and use it to generate electricity that will be used in the seven municipalities that funded the $22.3 million project. The UAMP-member regions that will be included in receiving electricity from the project include Santa Clara, Washington City, Kaysville, Lehi, Logan, Spring City and the Truckee Donner Public Utility District. The Spectrum