It’s energy that would otherwise be released and wasted. But Basin Electric buys energy from units that take the heat that was one wasted — and turn it into electricity! (Waste heat is also called “recovered energy generation.”)
The units are developed by Oreg 2, a subsidiary of Ormat Technologies.
We have a series of “Ask the Expert” videos developed to answer commonly asked questions about the waste heat units. You can see all of them in this post by clicking “Keep reading” below.
You can also find the videos at Basin Electric’s website: Ask the Expert about recovered energy generation