Cargill, Idaho Power okayed for power pact
September 3, 2009 by The Canadian Press
September 3, 2009, Boise, ID — Cargill Inc. has received the green
light from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission for a plan to supply
Idaho Power Co. with 2.13 megawatts of electricity.
The power will be generated at the Minneapolis-based agricultural conglomerate’s poop-to-power plant near Jerome.
Cargill spent about $8.5 million to build the 2.25 megawatt digester and generator facility.
The company is exploring similar endeavors in neighboring Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, California, Texas, New York and Indiana.
After the Idaho project has proven itself, Idaho Power said it expects the two companies will enter into a long-term energy sales agreement.