The 48 MW Craven County Wood Energy facility has been in service since October 1990 . Atlantic Power acquired a 50 pct interest from AltaGas with the remaining 50 pct held by CMS Energy. Craven County burns wood waste, wood chips, poultry litter, forestry residues, mill waste, bark and sawdust, and has PPA with Duke Energy Carolinas.
In Michigan, the 37 MW Grayling Generating Station has been in service since June 1992 . Atlantic Power acquired a 30 pct interest from AltaGas , leaving Fortistar with 20 pct and CMS Energy with 50 pct. Grayling has a PPA with Consumers Energy. The plant burns wood waste from local mills, forestry residues, mill waste and bark.
Both plants are operated by an affiliate of CMS Energy.
(Source: Atlantic Power Corp., CNW Group, 14 Aug., 2019) Contact: Atlantic Power Corporation, (617) 977-2700, email@example.com, www.atlanticpower.com; , Mark Comora, CEO, (914) 421-4937, MComora@fortistar.com, www.fortistar.com; CMS Energy, www.cmsenergy.com
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The Lumberton site uses both biomass and poultry litter for fuel and sells its output to Duke Energy under a long-term PPA. The Georgia plants in Carnesville and Colbert will be selling their generated electricity to Georgia Power. Each of them will use approximately 500,000 tpy of biomass and/or poultry litter.
Veolia Energy Operating Services is a division within the North American business unit Veolia Environment SA. (Source: Georbia Power, Veolia, Renewables Now, 4 April, 2018)
Contact: Georgia Renewable Power, www.georgiapower.com;
Veolia Energy, www.veoliaenergyna.com
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According to a DEED required economic impact study, the closure would have a "slightly positive net economic impact statewide" despite having a negative local effect. The closure is being widely opposed on the grounds that it would adversely affect the environment and state economy, and violate guaranteed state contractual obligations. The Minnesota Timber Association and the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association are among the petitioners opposing the closure.
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Benson Power Biomass Facility
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Swift County Monitor, 19 Feb., 2018) Contact: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, https://mn.gov/deed; Fibrominn Benson Energy, (320) 843-9013; Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
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Over the years, Craven County has modified the 25-year old, 50-MW biomass power plant to use increasing amounts of poultry waste and is presently upgrading the plant use the animal waste for up to 30 pct of its power.
The credits, which are used to satisfy the state's renewable energy requirements, will go to both Duke Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas. (Source: Duke Energy, Charlotte Biz, Feb., 2018) Contact: Craven County Wood Energy,
Bob VanEllis,GM, (252) 633-9525, www.altagas.ca/our-infrastructure/operations/craven-county-wood-energy; Duke Energy, Rob Caldwell, Sr. VP, Distributed Energy Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.duke-energy.com
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The Benson facility, the first power plant in the U.S. designed to burn poultry litter as its main source of fuel, generates 55 MW of electric power from a combination of turkey manure and wood chips. All of the energy is purchased by Xcel Energy. The plant, which was developed by Fibrowatt LLC, part of the Homeland Renewable Energy Group, went into production in 2007.
Xcel Energy has made four other filings with the PUC related to ending the state's biomass mandate requiring it to purchase power produced from wood chips, turkey litter and other biomass.
(Source: Xcel Energy, Swift County Monitor-News, Others, July 14, 2017) Contact: Benson Energy, (320) 843-9013; Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
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