Baseload Renewable Energy from Biomass in California Video
ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed waste heat to power (WHP), commissioned its first Power+ Generator in California to generate fuel-free power from a biomass boiler. The Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) generator is part of a California Energy Commission grant for CHP/prime power generation from biomass. A partnership between Wisewood Energy and the Sierra Institute developed the plant and site so that a biomass boiler will provide heat to the Plumas County Heath and Humans Services Building in Quincy, California. By incorporating ORC technology seasonally when heat demand for buildings is available, the plant will also generate electricity to offset the power consumed onsite.