PSC Gives Go Ahead to NSPW ‘First of its Size’ Biomass Gasfier Project

by preferred on December 10, 2009

On February 23, 2009, Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin (NSPW) applied to the Commission for authority to construct, install, and place in operation equipment that would produce synthetic gas (syngas) from biomass for the production of electricity at the company’s existing Bay Front Power Plant in Ashland, Wisconsin. The Commission, if it approves the project, will issue a Certificate of Authority to NSPW under Wis. Stat. § 196.49.
The project requires regulatory reviews and approvals by the Commission, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, and the North Dakota Public Service Commission. It also needs air emissions permit revisions for the facility from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With all approvals in hand and construction complete, NSPW forecasts that it would begin commercial operation of the new facility in late 2012.

This is the first gasifier of its size for biomass electric generation in the United States, according to the applicant.

Docket 4220-CE-169

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