By Tim Kowols
The Public Service Commission, Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection have made some minor changes to the request for proposal for a planned biogas plant for the region. In addition to changes to the timeline for the proposals, the new RFP highlights considerations for odor control, requirements for meeting Focus on Energy benchmarks, and proof it has support from local farmers and funding sources. While he believes the RFP has improved the third time around, Kewaunee County Board Supervisor Lee Luft says there are still some major questions to be answered.
Companies interested in bidding can attend a webinar on June 5th before their submissions to the three agencies are due on July 3. Kewaunee County has been discussed as a possible location for a biodigester site because of its large number of farms and its fragile geology.