Willmar Municipal Utilities
Willmar Municipal Utilities provides electric, water, and district heating service to its consumer-owners in Willmar, Minnesota. The electric system has four substations with 190 miles of distribution lines and 35 miles of transmission lines.
Existing Coal Plants
|Willmar Power Plant||MN||1949, 1970||22 MW|
"The utility's 60-year-old, municipal powerplant received a permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in February 2009 to test burn a new 'recipe' for producing energy: corn cobs and coal. If the pilot project is successful, corn cobs could become part of Willmar's power portfolio—and a new source of income for local farmers. Minnesota's renewable portfolio standard mandates that all state utilities meet at least 25 percent of their energy needs with renewable resources by 2025."
700 Sw Litchfield Ave
Willmar, MN 56201
Articles and Resources
- "WMU Electric" Willmar Municipal Utilities Website, August 2009.
- "Cobs plus coal could help Willmar meet renewables goals" Reliable Energy Solutions Bulletin, March 2009.
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