This past July, American Peat Technology (APT) and Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative (MLEC) took to the skies for a day trip to Coal Creek Station in North Dakota. Each year, MLEC has the opportunity to offer a V.I.P. tour of the plant to one of our key account members. American Peat Technology is the second largest account within MLEC territory, behind the Grand Casino. The group included Dave Schaeffer, Karl Erdman, Roger Sorben, Doug Green, and Matt Osvold of APT, accompanied by MLEC employees Jeff Peysar, Tony Anderson, and Scott Nutting. Upon arrival, the staff gave an in-depth tour of Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station, DC Converter Station, Blue Flint Ethanol Plant, and Falkirk Mine.
“It was great to see how much environmental protection was in place to produce clean energy. Even the waste left over from the combustion process is turned into a valuable product utilized in making cement roads by
the state highway department.”
“It was a pleasure touring the facility and I would recommend anyone invited to participate and enjoy.”
MLEC guides a trip to Coal Creek Station every other year. This low cost trip is open to all MLEC members and includes lodging, transportation, and most meals. Be on the lookout for trip details in 2021!