[NEWS] Tucson, Arizona Looking at Biomass Power Generation
– by David Wichner, July 2, 2018, Arizona Daily Star
After boosting its solar power generation and adding wind-energy projects in recent years, Tucson Electric Power Co. is looking at biomass generation from burning wood or other organic matter.
TEP said Friday that it is seeking information about forest biomass generation systems that could generate power for customers while improving the health of Arizona forests.
The utility issued a request for information about technologies, costs, environmental benefits, construction requirements and interconnection requirements of forest biomass energy projects.
The information will be used to “help determine the feasibility of using forest feedstocks as a renewable resource in Arizona,” TEP said.