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Our products and services differ based on state. Please select your state (or the state you're interested in) from the list to the left.
Why do our products and services differ based on state? Because our business is regulated by state. We have regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. The different regulatory body for each state we serve determines what products and services we deliver in that state.
We own and purchase power generated from biomass sources. At the end of 2011, more than 200 megawatts of our energy came from biomass, landfill or refuse-derived fuel, enough power to serve about 140,00 homes.
Our Bay Front plant in Ashland, Wis., is a three-unit generating station that has become a model for the creative use of fuels. Since 1979, Bay Front has burned more than 4 million tons of coal, waste wood, railroad ties, discarded tires, as well as other alternative fuels, to generate power. Two of the three Bay Front operating units use biomass as their primary fuel.
We also have three power plants — two in Minnesota and one in Wisconsin — that produce about 53 megawatts of electricity for customers from a fuel derived from municipal solid waste or garbage, called refuse-derived fuel (RDF). Our waste-to-energy facilities not only produce electricity, they play an important role in using waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. All of our waste-to-energy facilities have upgraded air quality control systems to meet stringent environmental emission regulations. Our Wisconsin waste-to-energy plant burns wood waste in combination with RDF.