Koda Energy Clean, Renewable, Friendly

History

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community ( SMSC ) and Rahr Malting Company ( RMCO ) formed Koda Energy LLC ( Koda ) to develop a renewable energy combined heat and power plant at the Rahr Malting Company that:

  • Provides both heat and electricity to RMCO for their malting business.
  • Provides SMSC the opportunity to purchase electricity for their communities use.
  • Provides renewable electricity to the local utilities.

    Milestones

    • 2006 – SMSC and RMCO formed a partnership
    • 2006 – 2007 - Project design
    • March of 2006 – MISO interconnection submission
    • May of 2007 – MISO interconnect approval
    • September of 2007 – MPCA permit approval
    • September of 2007 – Construction began
    • January of 2009 – Steam blows complete
    • January of 2009 – Purchase power agreement
    • May of 2009 – began commercial operation
    • October of 2010 – attained the ability to provide 100% thermal load to RMCO
    • February of 2013 – completed a facility to process urban tree trimmings as a fuel source, in cooperation with SMSC
    • February of 2014 – completed a re-design and rebuild of the fuel receiving system at the Koda plant to enhance safety and capability