Plainfield Biomass Power Plant is a 44MW biopower project. It is located in Connecticut, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2013.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 44 44 Active Connecticut, the US


The project is currently owned by Plainfield Renewable Energy.

The project generates 290GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 280,000 households. The project cost is $225m.

The process of gasification has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Wood waste which is a kind of wood by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in December 2013.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to The Connecticut Light and Power under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years.

Contractors Involved

Leidos Engineering was selected to render EPC services for the biopower project.

Alstom was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 unit of Geared Reaction steam turbine turbine with 44MW nameplate capacity.


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