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Dane County Community Manure Digester Cow Power Project Dave Merritt Director of Policy and Program Development Dane County Department of Administration.

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1 Dane County Community Manure Digester Cow Power Project Dave Merritt Director of Policy and Program Development Dane County Department of Administration January 11, 2013

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5 Overview of the Project Located in the Town of Vienna Located in the Town of Vienna Serves 3 family dairy farms Serves 3 family dairy farms 2,500 dairy cows 2,500 dairy cows 80,000 G/day manure piped underground 80,000 G/day manure piped underground 2 MW 2 MW Operating since December 2010 Operating since December 2010

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7 Water Quality Protection Economic Feasibility Agricultural Viability & Sustainability Viable Alternatives Dane County’s Initial Objectives

8 Vendor RFP Public RFP Public RFP Ownership Decided Ownership Decided Clear Horizons LLC Selected Clear Horizons LLC Selected Project Development Began – Fall 2009 Project Development Began – Fall 2009  Farmers  Clear Horizons  Dane County  State of Wisconsin  Alliant Energy

9 Project Financing $12 million construction cost $3.3 million State of Wisconsin grant $3.3 million State of Wisconsin grant $2.7 million Federal investment tax credit $2.7 million Federal investment tax credit $6.0 million Clear Horizons debt $6.0 million Clear Horizons debt

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14 Development of Bio-Gas Projects Multiple Players Multiple Players  Farmers  Developers  Utility Company  Elected Officials  Neighbors  Regulators  Environmental Groups

15 Project Benefits 60% - 70% phosphorus removal 60% - 70% phosphorus removal Addresses farm nutrient management issues Addresses farm nutrient management issues Reduces nuisance odors Reduces nuisance odors Renewable energy production Renewable energy production Greenhouse gas emission reduction Greenhouse gas emission reduction Green jobs Green jobs

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18 Questions? Dave Merritt Director of Policy and Program Development (608)


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