PSNH Biomass Plant Burns Millions Of Tons Of Wood Chips

The pungent aroma of fresh wood chips permeates the wood yard at Public Service of New Hampshire’s Schiller Station. Three by three, trucks drive up to the long lifts, lock in their tractor-trailers and send them into the air at almost unimaginable angles to dump their 30-ton loads of chips into the holds. They have […]

The pungent aroma of fresh wood chips permeates the wood yard at Public Service of New Hampshire’s Schiller Station.

Three by three, trucks drive up to the long lifts, lock in their tractor-trailers and send them into the air at almost unimaginable angles to dump their 30-ton loads of chips into the holds. They have come from southern New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts to deliver fuel to the plant.

For the past six years, Schiller Station has been burning a half-million ton of wood chips each year at its biomass plant in Newington, reaching 3 million tons received and burned earlier this fall. That represents about a $95 million boost to the regional economy through the purchase of wood chips.

About 60% of the wood chips come from New Hampshire sources, 15% from Maine and the remainder from Massachusetts.

By the end of the year, the plant will have surpassed its record generation for output for a year at more than 320 million kilowatt hours of power.

From The Union Leader: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20121216/NEWS02/121219400

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