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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a biomass plant in the United-States

  • Biomasss

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of the Pinelands (South Carolina) power plant by its US subsidiary EDF Renewable Energy. This biomass plant, which generates renewable energy from wood waste, reflects EDF Energies Nouvelles’ intention of expanding in several sustainable forms of energy, alongside its core wind and solar energy activities.

With 35.6 MW in installed capacity, the Pinelands power plant consists of two installations with identical capacity located in Dorchester and Allendale, densely wooded counties in South Carolina. Harnessing biomass from forestry areas located close to the biomass plant represents an exemplary logistics with minimal environmental impacts. In addition, the biomass power plant possesses an abundant and reliable supply chain that will keep its generation operations going.

The Pinelands wood waste recovery plant will deliver significant economic benefits to the two counties. Construction of the project generated more than 250 jobs, and 38 permanent plant operations and maintenance positions have been created at EDF Renewable Energy’s subsidiary EDF Renewable Services. Lastly, indirect jobs will be generated locally under supply contracts with timber industry and transport companies.

The Pinelands power plant, which has been interconnected to the Santee Cooper transmission system adjacent to the sites, will supply the electricity generated under 30-year Power Purchase Agreements.

The biomass plant uses a proven biomass design. It consists of a stoker boiler supplied by Factory Sales Engineering (FSE) and a steam turbine generator manufactured by General Electric (GE).

To date, EDF Energies Nouvelles has in the biogas and biomass segments more than 120 MW in combined installed capacity in international markets (France, Belgium, Spain and the United States).

About EDF Energies NouvellesEDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in renewable energy electricity, with a portfolio of more than 9 GW gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development by taking strong positions in promising emerging areas such as Brazil, Chile, China, India or South Africa. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.

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