WOODVILLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT
ETEC, an East Texas, not for profit, local electric cooperative is building a power plant that will use renewable biomass as its fuel. Below are some of the project details:
- The biomass will be un-merchantable timber or in-woods timber waste that would otherwise be left to rot.
- No construction wood waste or like waste will be allowed to be used as fuel.
- All fuel will be burned under very controlled conditions, with state of the art technology to get the cleanest, most efficient process.
- The hot gases will be run through state of the art flue controls that are the best available control technology.
- The plant will be located on property between CR 1020 and CR 1030, just west of the intersection of these two roads.
- The plant will be located next to the existing NAPCO chipping mill which will supply all its fuel.
- The plant will maintain a tree buffer around most of the site.
- The plant will be used to serve more than 300,000 co-op members in East Texas.
- Construction will begin once permits are received.
- Construction is expected to be complete by 4Q 2014.
- Project Description
- Property Survey
ETEC is made up of 10 not-for-profit electric distribution cooperatives: Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative, Cherokee County Electric Cooperative, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, Houston County Electric Cooperative, Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative, Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative, Rusk County Electric Cooperative, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative and Wood County Electric Cooperative. ETEC’s mission is to provide low cost, reliable power to its members.