|Operation & Maintenance:||EDF Renewables|
|System Size:||40 MW|
|Power Purchaser:||Santee Cooper|
|Date of Operation:||November 2013|
EDF Renewables acquired the Pinelands Biomass Project from Southeast Renewable Energy, LLC (SRE) in May 2012. Pinelands consists of two nominal 20 MW generating facilities located in Allendale and Dorchester Counties in South Carolina. Both projects began commercial operation in November 2013.
The two projects will interconnect to Santee Cooper’s transmission system adjacent to the sites with the generated renewable energy contracted to the utility under 30-year Power Purchase Agreements.
The projects use a well proven biomass design with a stoker boiler, supplied by Factory Sales Engineering (FSE) and a steam turbine generator supplied by General Electric (GE). Bibb Engineers is the engineer of record and Summit Industrial Construction is the general contractor.
Allendale and Dorchester Counties have substantial and reliable wood supply. The Pinelands project, with a consistent wood demand, will bring significant economic benefits to both counties by contracting with the existing trucking and wood supply industry and creating new jobs.