SEASONAL LOAD AND LOCAL RENEWABLE RESOURCE CASE STUDY

“Our vegetable canning load is through load forecasting, planning, market monitoring, and negotiation, CMPAS procured fixed-price, long-term contracts for Glencoe. The contracts track the municipalities’ energy load needs according to the season of the year and supplement the existing local landfill gas generation resource.”

“Being in a partial requirements agency like CMPAS is the best option for Glencoe,” David continued. “It’s like an all-you-can-eat buffet — no two people will have the same appetite. You can take what you need and leave what you don’t. With public power utilities having very diverse needs for their power supply, the ability to choose the power contracts would best suit your utility is a great option.

Through planning, market monitoring, and negotiation, CMPAS procured fixed price, long-term contracts for Glencoe and Sleepy Eye Public Utilities that track their energy load needs according to the season of the year. Because of its project orientation, CMPAS can develop and procure projects without impacting the wholesale rate structure of non-participating utility members.

David also praised CMPAS’s efforts to help Glencoe incorporate a local resource, landfill gas generation from the local landfill gas generation plant. With a capacity factor of about 98 percent, the plant produces electricity nearly all the time and provides Glencoe Light and Power with more than 30 percent of its electricity.