Presentation - Otter Tail County

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Presentation - Otter Tail County

Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority

Perham Resource Recovery Facility Expansion

Public Informational Meeting - June 27, 2011


Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority

Member Counties

• Becker

Otter Tail

• Todd

• Wadena

Partner

• City of Perham

Customers

• Bongards'

• Tuffy’s

Otter Tail Power

• Other Counties


Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority

Current Disposal Methods – Annual Tons

County Recycle Waste-to-Energy Landfill

Becker 8,266 0 16,360

Otter Tail 18,141 22,447 7,250

Todd 13,975 6,174 4,303

Wadena 6,104 6,166 1,998

Total 46,486 Tons 34,787 Tons 29,911 Tons


Perham Resource Recovery Facility (PRRF)

Facility History

• Original Construction

– 1986

– Quadrant (Otter Tail Power Company)

– Shut Down in 1998 Due to Air Permit Violations

• Ownership Transferred to City of Perham

− Evaluation Study Completed to Determine Future Use

• Barlow Retrofit

– 2002

– Required to Meet Air Permit

– New Combustion Grates

Novo Energy’s ‘Air Real®’ Grate System


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

PRRF Current Operating Facts

• 35,000 Tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Processed Annually

• 300,000,000 Pounds of Steam Generated

– Equivalent to 66,500 Barrels of Oil (35,000 Tons MSW)

– Equivalent Annual Heating Requirements of 5,860 Minnesota Homes

– Sold to Bongards' and Tuffy’s

• 2,000 Kilowatt Steam Turbine Generator (STG)

• 15 Operating Staff


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Waste Heat Boiler

Bongards’

Waste Heat Boilers

PRRF Current Operating Facts

Auxiliary

Boiler*

Auxiliary

Boiler*

*Auxiliary Boiler Production = Natural Gas Use

Tuffy’s

Current Steam Demand Future

Steam Production

Steam Production


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Ownership

Former:

Current:

City of Perham, Minnesota

• Solid Waste Delivery Agreements with Otter Tail,

Todd and Wadena Counties

Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority

(PLMSWA)

• Includes Becker, Otter Tail, Todd and Wadena

Counties


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Expansion Benefits

• Responsible Waste Disposal

– MPCA / EPA Hierarchy of Disposal Options

• Renewable Energy

– State and Federal Recognition

• Environmental

– Reduce Use of Fossil Fuels

– Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

– Reduced Landfill Liability

• Economic Development

– Job Creation: 10-15 Direct Jobs

– Energy Sales to Local Industry

– Area Economic Stimulation


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Expansion Project

• Material Recovery Facility (MRF)

• Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Expansion

• Facility Improvements

– Air Pollution Control Building

– Recyclables Storage and Load Out

– Public/Tour Observation Space

– Office and Maintenance Areas

– Water Treatment Equipment

– Ash Handling Improvements


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Before

and

After


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

MRF Arrangement

• Recovery of Ferrous and Aluminum

• Improvement in Fuel Quality

• Potential Recovery of Other Recyclables


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

WTE Plant Arrangement


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Economic Assumptions

• Continued Operations through 2034

• Steam Energy Sales to Bongards' and Tuffy’s

– Electricity Generation as Back-Up

• Public Financing

• Additional Staff of 10-15 Employees


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Overview of Typical Environmental Review & Air Permitting Process


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Typical


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Preliminary Project Schedule Completion Dates:

• Preliminary Engineering December 2011

• Engineering and Permitting April 2013

• Construction

– Start April 2013

– Completion May 2014

• Commissioning and Acceptance December 2014


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Questions:

• Contact Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority (PLMSWA)

Mike Hanan, Executive Director

Phone: 218.998.4898

Email: mhanan@co.otter-tail.mn.us

Website:

www.co.ottertail.mn.us/prairielakes


Perham Resource Recovery Facility

Thank You!

Website: www.co.ottertail.mn.us/prairielakes

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