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Landfill Methane Outreach Program

LMOP Partner Profile

Organization Address
3200 East Avenue South
P.O. Box 817
La Crosse, WI 54601
United States
Type
Utility
Primary Contact
Mr. John M. McWilliams, MBA, P.E. jmm@dairynet.com
Resource Planner
Phone: (608) 787-1342
Fax: (608) 787-1281
Description
With headquarters in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Dairyland Power Cooperative provides wholesale electricity to 25 member distribution cooperatives and 20 municipal utilities. Dairyland Power Cooperative's service area encompasses 62 counties in five states (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan). Dairyland Power Cooperative has provided low-cost, reliable electrical energy and related services to its customers in the upper Midwest for over 61 years. Dairyland Power Cooperative brought its first LFG energy project online in March 2004. The project, Seven Mile Creek near Eau Claire, Wisconsin, produces 3 MW of renewable energy for Dairyland Power Cooperative's members. Dairyland Power Cooperative has identified 3 additional landfills with similar capacity and is studying the feasibility of doing LFG energy projects at these sites. If all of these projects are built the total initial capacity will be approximately 12 MW with expected growth to approximately 27 MW as additional LFG becomes available. In addition to the LFG energy projects, Dairyland Power Cooperative is purchasing the output of 17.4 MW of wind turbines from the McNeilus Windfarm near Adams, Minnesota. McNeilus dedicates the revenue from one of the wind turbines to support a school for blind orphans in Bobilli, India. Dairyland Power Cooperative is developing up to 25 MW of anaerobic digesters on dairy and swine farms within its service territory. The first five digester sites have been identified and construction has started on the first two.

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