DTE energy Services’ Stoneman station biomass power plant has become operational.
Dairyland Power Cooperative at Wisconsin is purchasing the entire 40MW output of the biomass facility to serve energy needs of its consumers.
Power is produced at the station through the burning of various types of wood waste including green wood residue from forestry and tree trimming operations, railroad ties, demolition waste and sawdust.
The station, formerly a coal-fired power plant owned and brought into service by Dairyland in 1951, was sold off to DTE in the 1990s.
DTE Energy has now resurrected the Stoneman Station as a biomass facility and is selling renewable energy back to its original owner.