EDF Renewable Energy inaugurates 35.6-MW biomass facility in S Carolina
Nov 22, 2013 - EDF Renewable Energy, former enXco, said yesterday it had cut the ribbon on its 35.6-MW Pinelands biomass power plant in South Carolina.
The installation includes two 17.8-MW power plants in Allendale and Dorchester Counties. The Dorchester facility kicked off commercial operations on November 1, while the Allendale plant was put on stream on November 19.
EDF Renewable, a unit of French green energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles (EN), acquired the biomass project in May from from Southeast Renewable Energy LLC (SRE). EDF Renewable Services will take care of the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the plant under a long-term contract.
The two biomass power plants, which use wood waste as fuel, have 30-year power purchase agreements in place, with their output going to the Santee Cooper transmission network. The facilities use stoker boilers by Factory Sales Engineering and steam turbine generators by General Electric (NYSE:GE). Summit Industrial Construction was the general contractor for the project, while Bibb Engineers is the engineer of record.
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