Boardman goes biomas

Wood Energy November 12, 2012|Print

Released November 5, 2012

by Bill Opalka

AGING, INEFFICIENT AND EXPENSIVE to upgrade, the Boardman Plant could have joined dozens of similar coal-fired generating stations consigned to the scrap heap of history as its owner prepared to permanently mothball its 600 megawatts in 2020.

Instead, Portland General Electric is in the middle of a grand experiment to see if the plant in eastern Oregon can be successfully converted into the world's largest biomass power plant.

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