Plainfield Renewable Energy (PRE) supplies the majority of its energy, capacity, and renewable attributes to a subsidiary of Eversource under a long-term power purchase agreement. Energy and capacity are also sold into the ISO New England wholesale and capacity markets. Renewable energy certificates are also sold to third parties.
PRE is a net 37.5 MW woody biomass electrical generation facility located in Plainfield, Connecticut. The plant is a certified Class I renewable energy source (Certification #CT00666-13) that has been operating since 2013. Greenleaf Power acquired PRE in 2015.
PRE utilizes a state-of-the-art staged gasification system and one Alstom steam turbine and WEG generator to generate approximately 290,000 MW annually. The plant is equipped with a baghouse for particulate control, urea injection for NOx control, and limestone and hydrated lime injection combined with a circulating dry scrubber for sulfur dioxide control. PRE operates under a Title V Permit and is compliant with all Federal, State, and Regional regulations.
PRE burns annually approximately 350,000 tons of clean wood recovered from construction and demolition activities and other sustainable wood from forestry and land clearing activities. If you have biomass to sell contact the local fuel manager at (530) 339-2003 for specifications and pricing.