Wisconsin utility files for $255M biomass plant to supply Domtar mill

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Wisconsin utility files for $255M biomass plant to supply Domtar mill

March 18, 2010 - 12:06
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ROTHSCHILD, WI, March 18, 2010 (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) -Seeking to expand its renewable power portfolio beyond wind farms, We Energies on Monday filed an application with state regulators to build a $255 million biomass power plant near Wausau.

The project would supply steam to Domtar Corp.'s paper mill in Rothschild and create up to 150 jobs, the utility said in its application to the state Public Service Commission.

The 50-megawatt power plant would generate enough power to supply 40,000 typical homes, We Energies said.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - We Energies files application for biomass plant