The Millcreek Generation Facility (MGF) is a natural gas fired generation facility. It began commercial generation in May of 2006. The first phase had a capacity of 40 megawatts (MW). The second phase was completed in June of 2010 and increased the capacity of the facility to 80 MW.
MGF is powered by two gas fired turbines. The total cost of the first phase was approximately 18.5 million dollars. The second phase cost was approximately 48 million dollars. A significant amount of the additional costs for the second phase was to install additional equipment that reduces the amount of greenhouse gas. Construction of the second phase also includes a building to house staff that operates and maintains the facility as well as the required control equipment.
Energy generated from this facility is used primarily to meet the growing summer demand of the City of St. George.