Tracy Biomass

 Thermal Energy Development Partnership (TBP) is currently idled.


TBP is a net 20.5 MW woody biomass electrical generation facility located in Tracy, in San Joaquin County California.  The facility is a qualified in-state base load renewable resource (CEC# 60091E) that has provided renewable energy since 1990.  Greenleaf Power acquired TBP in 2013.

 TBP utilizes a Detroit Stoker vibrating grate wood fired boiler and Dresser steam turbine generator set.   The boiler is equipped with multi-clones and an electrostatic precipitator for particulate control, ammonia injection for NOx control, limestone injection for sulfur dioxide control, and sodium bicarbonate reagent to reduce stack plume. TBP operates under a Title V Permit and is compliant with all Federal, State, and Regional regulations.   

 Each year TBP burns between 150,000 and 200,000 tons of urban wood waste, orchard removal trees, and shell and pits.  The majority of the fuel is in the form of urban wood waste that is diverted from local Bay Area landfills allowing local jurisdictions to meet AB 939 mandated recycling diversion targets. Orchard material is consumed at TBP to satisfy air quality offset requirements.