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PSE Signs Deal with Local Forest Products Company to Create Clean Electricity

By District Energy posted 03-10-2020 11:37


The Suburban Times


Puget Sound Energy continues its commitment to the environment and deep decarbonization by investing in biomass energy. 

PSE will work with Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) to use 17 MW of energy produced from the company’s cogeneration plant at its lumber mill, providing locally-generated, renewable biomass energy to its customers.

“This is another step in our journey to acquire clean sources of energy for our customers,” said David Mills, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at PSE “We will continue to work with renewable energy projects to fill our capacity needs.

SPI’s cogeneration facility uses wood byproducts from its lumber manufacturing process to generate steam that is used to make electricity and to heat kilns to dry lumber. There is an air pollution controlling device that filters out fine particles and other emissions from the burning wood so that what is released into the atmosphere comes out clean.

”Our crew is proud to be using locally grown, harvested and manufactured wood products to power homes in our own neighborhoods,” said Brad Gould, Division Manager at the SPI Mt. Vernon facility.  ”This is a partnership that provides both environmental and economic solutions for our community.”