In June 2014, Cache Valley Electric began construction on an environmentally-friendly tomato farm in Juab County. Houweling’s Tomatoes chose this 28.3-acre site for their unique new greenhouse farm, which utilizes heat from the nearby Currant Creek power plant.
The green house will also fertilize tomato crops with carbon dioxide from the plant’s generators. This sustainable technology, along with state-of-the-art climate control, will allow the greenhouse to operate with a very low carbon footprint. Houweling’s has brought this project to fruition with the help of Pacificorp Energy, owner/operator of the Currant Creek Generation Facility, and Rocky Mountain Power.
CVE assisted with engineering, design and coordination for the facility, including the transmission line, substation and greenhouse power distribution.
This was an exciting project for CVE, working directly with the owner since the beginning. The sustainability technology was the first of its kind in North America and CVE was proud to be part of it.