The Pinelands Biomass project, which consists of two nominal 17.8 MW generating facilities located in Dorchester and Allendale counties in South Carolina, is underway. The Dorchester facility achieved commercial operation on November 1, and Allendale followed on November 19. The project is the work of San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy and South Carolinas largest power producer, Santee Cooper.

The two projects interconnect to Santee Coopers transmission system adjacent to the sites, with the generated renewable energy contracted to the utility under 30-year power purchase agreements.

The Pinelands Biomass project, which consists of two nominal 17.8 MW generating facilities located in Dorchester and Allendale counties in South Carolina, is underway. The Dorchester facility achieved commercial operation on November 1, and Allendale followed on November 19. The project is the work of San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy and South Carolina?s largest power producer, Santee Cooper.

The two projects 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 proven biomass design with a stoker boiler supplied by Factory Sales Engineering (FSE), Covington, La., and a steam turbine generator supplied by General Electric.