NEW Green Energy Source
Media Contact: Steven Poncelet
Truckee Donner PUD
For Immediate Release
Truckee Donner PUD Unveils New Clean Energy Project
Veyo Heat Recovery Project Supplying Carbon-Free Energy to Truckee
Truckee, Calif. (July 7, 2016) – The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is proud to announce the ribbon-cutting of a new clean, cost-effective source of electricity for its customers. The Veyo Heat Recovery Project in southwestern Utah converts heat from an existing natural gas pipeline into electricity to provide reliable, safe, and cost-effective electricity.
The $22.3 million project was constructed by the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) of which TDPUD is a member. The project has a capacity to generate 7.8 megawatts. Seven UAMPS members funded the project and will receive electricity from it, including Kaysville City, Lehi City, Logan City, Santa Clara City, Spring City, Washington City, and TDPUD.
“This project requires no fossil fuels or water and takes waste heat that would be vented to the atmosphere and converts it to carbon free electricity,” said Stephen Hollabaugh, TDPUD electric utility and assistant general manager. “This power is also reliable and base load; unlike intermittent resources like wind or solar that can be unpredictable and complex to manage.”
The Veyo Heat Recovery Project is the first tax exempt green project built with green bonds for carbon-free power generating plants with no environmental consequences. This project was the first in the U.S. to qualify and use green bonds.
To find out more about this generation project, please call the Truckee Donner PUD at (530) 582-3951 or go to tdpud.org.
About Truckee Donner PUD:
The TDPUD is a non-profit, publicly owned utility agency created in 1927 and overseen by a locally elected board of directors. TDPUD provides the greater Truckee area with reliable and high quality water and power services while guiding the community to conserve resources. For more information about the TDPUD, call (530) 587-3896 or visit www.tdpud.org.