Rio Bravo Fresno Biomass Power Plant is a 25MW biopower project. It is located in California, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 1988.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 25 25 Active California, the US Ultrasystems Engineers & Constructors


The project was developed by Ultrasystems Engineers & Constructors. The project is co-owned by IHI and North American Power Group, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

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 June 1988.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Pacific Gas and Electric under a power purchase agreement for a period of 30 years.

Contractors Involved

ABB was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 unit of VAX STG turbine with 25MW nameplate capacity.

Combustion Engineering supplied steam boiler for the project.

IHI Power Services is the O&M contractor for the project.


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