Basin Electric’s 7th heat recovery unit is making power

Another power plant has been added to Basin Electric’s generating family. It’s located near Garvin, Minn., and is “fueled” by the heat from hot exhaust.

It’s the seventh heat recovery generating unit that has been built since 2006. The last, and eighth one, will be operational by the end of this year.

See this January blog post for more on how the units work: Using waste heat to make electricity

Allen Boushee, distributed generation engineer III, says the plant near Garvin was placed in operation last week.

Construction on the substation and transmission interconnection for the Garvin site has been coordinated by East River Electric Power Cooperative, Madison, S.D. Ron Rebenitsch, Basin Electric’s Manager of Alternative Technologies, notes that the support of East River in interconnecting the Garvin site was an important part in bringing this project into Basin Electric’s power supply resource base.

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