The board of Ada County commissioners voted unanimously to end the contract with Dynamis Energy this morning. The decision releases both the county and the Eagle-based company from any potential legal action, and means the county’s $2 million loan to the company will not be repaid.
The vote came after more than two years of public outcry over the proposed waste-to-energy plant at the county’s landfill.
Another month has passed with few real developments in the proposed construction of a new waste-to-energy plant at the Ada County landfill.
Ada County commissioners first agreed to the contract with Eagle-based Dynamis Energy two years ago. The county would pay $2 million to Dynamis to develop plans for a facility that would burn trash and tires to create electricity. Dynamis would later buy those plans back.
Dynamis’ Vice President Pete Johnson started Tuesday night’s public hearing on the new waste-to-energy plant by asking everyone to stay calm and refrain from booing.
But the atmosphere quickly turned contentious at the first chance the public got to voice their opinions on the new plant.
When Richard Llewellyn, a concerned biochemist and Boise resident, started his question with a series of comments on his concerns for the environment, Johnson cut him off, asking if he did indeed have a question.
The room of 70 people quickly filled with arguing and outrage.
Ada County Commissioner Dave Case grilled executives from Dynamis Energy Friday morning. The Eagle-based company wants to build a plant at the Ada County landfill that would turn trash and tires into electricity. Case, though, failed in his attempt to bring an end to the county’s contract with Dynamis.
Ada County Commissioners want answers from the CEO of a company that plans to create energy from garbage. A citizens group has accused the County and Dynamis Energy of fraud. Commissioners have called a meeting on the project for Friday morning.
Eagle-based Dynamis Energy plans to convert garbage to electricity at the Ada County Landfill. County Commissioners gave the go ahead for the project about two years ago. They also provided the company with $2 million for design work, but the project is now behind schedule.