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Landfill Methane Outreach Program

LMOP Partner Profile

Organization Address
153 West 4800 South
Murray, UT 84107
United States
Type
Utility
Primary Contact
Mr. Blaine Haacke (bhaacke@murray.utah.gov)
General Manager
Phone: (801) 264-2715
Fax: (801) 264-2731
Description
Murray City Power (MCP), established in 1913, provides safe, reliable, cost-effective electricity to the residents and businesses of Murray, UT. To meet the 100 MW load of the system, with a 2-3% annual growth rate, MCP has a diverse power supply portfolio, including coal- and natural gas-fired and hydro-based resources, as well as several power purchase agreements (PPA). In early 2005, MCP gained approval for an innovative 10-year PPA for LFG-generated electricity at the Salt Lake City/County LF. This agreement with Salt Lake Energy Systems, LLC secured the revenue stream needed for construction of the 3 MW facility. Online in July 2006, the project provides energy to serve the equivalent of ~2,700 homes. The project was the first significant LFG energy project in the state and successfully operated at an impressive 95% factor during its first two years. It has been so successful that MCP secured the rights to power generation at a second landfill site near Murray, which is expected to begin producing electricity by the end of 2008. MCP's catalytic role in these projects is one of many ways the utility proactively demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship.

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