Biomass will be the fuel of choice for nearly half of the energy produced by a Connecticut power plant.
This story from Biofuel Review says NRG Energy’s Montville Generating Station in Connecticut is developing a a new biomass project that will produce 30 MW of the unit’s 82 MW generating capacity:
According to John Ragan, President of NRG’s Northeast Region; “Montville marks NRG’s fourth RepoweringNRG project in Connecticut. We are committed to developing new and environmentally responsible power generation, and to helping the state meet its increasing demand for cleaner alternative energy sources.”
“Using biomass, together with fossil fuels, in our existing fleet is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to reduce carbon intensity. When this biomass project comes online, it will be another step in helping Connecticut reach its goal of creating 20 percent Class 1 renewable power generation by 2020,”said Michael Liebelson, Chief Development Officer–Low-Carbon Technology, NRG Energy. “In addition to providing clean, renewable energy to Connecticut residents, we are obtaining the biomass from nearby foresters and saw mills, which will provide economic benefits to the region.”