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Buena Vista Biomass Power Auction Sale Set for July (M&A)
Buena Vista Biomass Power
Date: 2018-06-20
Maas Companies of Rochester, Minnesota reports it will sell the Buena Vista Biomass Power Plant via auction. The assets will be sold via a sealed bid auction with a deadline for offers set for Thursday, July 19, 2018.

The Ione, California plant has 18 megawatts of base-load electric generating capacity and is capable of powering 16,000 homes, according to the auction website, www.powerplantauction.com. (Source: Maas Companies, IONE Calif., PR Web, 15 June, 2018) Contact: Maas Companies, (507) 285-1444, www.powerplantauction.com; Buena Vista Biomass, www.calbiomass.org/facilities/buena-vista-biomass-power

More Low-Carbon Energy News Buena Vista ,  Biomass,  


MidAmerican Repowering Iowa Wind Turbines (Ind. Report)
MidAmerican Energy
Date: 2017-09-25
In the Hawkeye State, MidAmerican Energy reports it will upgrade hundreds of older wind turbines across Iowa for increased unit efficiency and power generation capacity. The older turbines will be retrofitted with newer, more efficient components, including longer blades, to extend the life of the turbines.

MidAmerican has entered into agreements with General Electric (GE) to complete the upgrades that are slated to begin later this year at various sites including the Victory wind farm in Crawford and Carroll Counties and the Intrepid wind farm in Buena Vista and Sac Counties. Additional sites and schedules are expected at a later date. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, CBC Online, 24 Sept., 2017) Contact: MidAmerican Energy , Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News MidAmerican Energy,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


Buena Vista Opens Carbon Sequestration Test Site (Ind. Report)

Date: 2017-08-25
In the Golden State, the city of Buena Vista Department of the Environment, in cooperation with the not-for-profit Urban Permaculture Institute (UPI) and Matter of Trust, are reporting the launch of a two-year study to measure the carbon sequestration impact of adding compost to the city's sandy soil to promote plant growth and act as a "carbon sink."

The study aims to determine the feasibility of reproducing and expanding other, similar urban programs across the state. The city previously considered the sequestration impact of its parks and forests, but similar forest management proposals have focused largely on erosion control and windbreaks rather than the benefits of carbon sinks. (Source: Buena Vista Department of the Environment, Contact: Urban Permaculture Institute , www.upisf.com; Buena Vista Department of the Environment, www.doe.gov.bz/index.php/component/tags/tag/28-buena-vista

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Sequestration,  Carbon Sink,  

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