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North Dakota Energy Spotlight – Recovered Energy Generation

St. Anthony Heat Recovery Project - Basin Electric

Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s St. Anthony Heat Recovery Project. Photo courtesy of Basin Electric.

• Recovered energy generation (REG), also known as heat-recovery generation or waste heat energy, is a process of capturing hot exhaust to drive a turbine and create electricity.

• Basin Electric purchases the electricity from three recovered energy generation sites in North Dakota. Those sites produce 16.5 megawatts of electricity using exhaust from the Northern Border Pipeline. Each of the three sites– Manning, St. Anthony and Zeeland – produce 5.5 megawatts of electricity.

• Montana-Dakota Utilities owns a heat-recovery generation station near Glen Ullin, N.D., which generates 5.3 megawatts.

• A subsidiary of Ormat Technologies developed the recovered energy generation projects from which Basin Electric buys power. They are the first use of this technology on a natural gas pipeline in the United States.

• The Northern Border Pipeline is a natural gas transportation system of 1,398 miles that links the Midwest with reserves in Canada.

Read the full report of Great Plains Energy Corridor Spotlight on North Dakota Energy and request a hard copy here.

You may be interested in:
Basin Electric Power Cooperative – Recovered Energy Generation
Ormat Technologies – Recovered Energy Generation
MDU Resources Group – Electric Generating Facilities
Northern Border Pipeline

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