TOOELE ARMY DEPOT (NORTH AREA)
On this page:
- About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
- Redevelopment at the Site
- Economic Activity at the Site
- Renewable Energy at the Site
About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.
Redevelopment at the Site
In 1996, the Army transferred a 41-acre portion of the site to a private party for use as an engine refurbishing plant. In 1999, the U.S. Army transferred a 1,700-acre portion of the site to the City of Toole’s Redevelopment Agency under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Early Transfer Authority. The city’s redevelopment agency then sold the area to a commercial developer that developed an industrial park on the site. The industrial park now includes businesses such as a pallet maker, a furniture warehouse outlet, a diesel motor refurbisher, an equipment painting operation, and a sports retail regional distribution center.
Economic Activity at the Site
As of December 2017, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.
Renewable Energy at the Site
Tooele Army Depot (TEAD), North Area currently has one operational 1.5‐megawatt (MW) commercial wind turbine, one operational 1.8‐MW commercial wind turbine, and is in the final phase of constructing and testing a 1.5‐MW Stirling solar array. Additional energy projects in design and construction include installation-wide microgrid with 1.0‐MW utility scale battery, an Energy Management Control System (EMCS), installing new natural gas lines to remote areas of the installation and replacing inefficient HVAC and industrial processing units, and replacing an outdate utility scale standby generator with new high efficient generators. TEAD has been funded to begin design and construction in 2018 for a 10-acre 2.0‐MW photovoltaic solar field. Once all projects are complete, TEAD will near Net Zero energy use and increase energy resiliency to the point that installation operations can continue even at times of commercial utility outages. A single 1.5-MW facility generates enough power for about 300 to 400 homes.