Dairyland Signs PPA for Biomass Plant

Dairyland Power Cooperative has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a subsidiary of DTE Energy Services, Inc., to purchase the full 40 megawatts (MW) of expected electrical output of a proposed new biomass power plant located in Cassville, Wisconsin.

The facility will burn wood waste to generate renewable energy for the members of the Dairyland system. A subsidiary of DTE Energy Services will own and operate the facility, which is the former E.J. Stoneman Power Plant that was recently acquired. The PPA has been submitted to the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) for approval. The proposed plant is scheduled to come online June 1, 2010.

“We are very pleased to be part of an alliance with DTE Energy Services that benefits both our members and the environment. This renewable resource is a winner on all levels, as it recycles waste wood for use as fuel to generate electricity for a very significant number of energy users in our cooperative system,” said Bill Berg, Dairyland’s President and CEO.

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