[NEWS] Gainesville, FL Brings Biomass Facility Back Online After Coal Facility Breakdown

– by Andrew Caplan, October 3, 2016, Gainesville Sun

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Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (Photo: GRU)

Gainesville Regional Utilities has switched back to biomass as the city’s main energy source after a mechanical failure at the municipal utility’s Deerhaven coal plant.

The switch was already in the works due to a previous issue, GRU officials said, but Thursday’s failure — which affected the emission control system — hurried the transition.

The issue occurred at the back end of Deerhaven Unit Two, said officials. No customer power outages occurred as a result.

“We’re still assessing the significance of it,” said Dino De Leo, GRU’s energy supply officer.

READ MORE at Gainesville Sun

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