LA CROSSE, Wis. — Dairyland Power Cooperative has executed a power purchase agreement with a subsidiary of DTE Energy Services to purchase the full 40 MW expected electrical output of a proposed new biomass power plant located in Cassville, Wis.
The facility will burn wood waste to generate renewable energy for the members of the Dairyland system. A subsidiary of DTE Energy Services will own and operate the facility, which is the former E.J. Stoneman Power Plant.
The plant will be converted from burning coal to instead utilize wood-waste biomass for fuel. The power purchase agreement has been submitted to the Rural Utilities Service for approval.
The proposed plant is scheduled to come online June 1, 2010. Its 40 MW of biomass renewable generation will be enough to power 28,000 residential homes in the Dairyland system.