Webster County to save on natural gas with WoodRiver Energy
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Webster County taxpayers are on track to save 5 percent on natural gas provided to county buildings, according to Webster County Supervisor Bob Thode.
The county signed a sales agreement Tuesday with WoodRiver Energy to provide gas for six county buildings.
“They did the figures,” Thode said. “If we had done this two years ago we would have saved the taxpayers about $4,500.”
WoodRiver Energy is based in Denver, Colorado. It supplies natural gas in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. It entered the Webster County marketplace about one year and a half ago.
The company provides the gas which is distributed by utilities — MidAmerican Energy in Fort Dodge and Alliant Energy and Black Hills Energy elsewhere in the state.
WoodRiver Energy says the savings are possible because gas usage patterns for commercial clients differ significantly from those of the residential customers.
The company partnered with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance earlier this year to provide these 5 percent savings to any business in town that is a Growth Alliance member.