[NEWS] Third N.H. Biomass Company Winds Down Operations Following Energy Bill Veto
– by Ethan DeWitt, July 3, 2018, Concord Monitor
A third biomass power company has made plans to temporarily wind down operations following Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill that sought to prop up the industry, an official confirmed on Tuesday.
Bridgewater Power Plant in Ashland, N.H., joins two other plants in the state that have stopped buying wood chips from local suppliers and are planning to burn through their stockpile in the coming weeks, according to Michael O’Leary, the plant’s asset manager.
The plant will then switch to “dispatch mode,” standing by with a small reserve of fuel ready to provide power at the request of ISO New England, which runs the region’s electric grid, according to O’Leary.