The Idaho PUC is now on the punch list for the “trash to electricity” deal proposed for the Ada County landfill.
Idaho Power agreed to buy power from Dynamis’ project at the Ada County landfill for $92.35 per megawatt-hour. The proposal was submitted Tuesday to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission.
Regulators will evaluate it for fairness to ratepayers who will pay for it in addition to the $2 million Ada County taxpayers have already ponied up. The county claims the technology will gasify trash and produce electricity and also reduce its trash volume, extending the landfill’s life.
Dynamis Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Mahaffey told The Associated Press financing for his novel 22-megawatt, $60 million plant hinges on the power purchase agreement’s approval.
Not a bad gig if you can get citizens to pay for the design plans as well as the electricity generated.
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