California biomass power plant sold to Greenleaf Power

U.S. Renewables Group sold the 19 MW Tracy biomass power plant in California to Greenleaf Power, an owner and operator of green energy power plants, according to Electric Light & Power/POWERGRID International magazine.

Tracy Biomass Plant is Greenleaf Power’s fourth California biomass plant. Greenleaf Power owns and operates the 47 MW Desert View plant in Mecca, Calif., 30 MW Honey Lake plant in Wendel, Calif. and 28 MW Eel River plant in Scotia, Calif.

The Tracy facility generates 19 MW of electricity, which is capable of providing baseload renewable energy for as many as 19,000 homes in Northern California. The biomass facility is one of the closest to Oakland and the Silicon Valley and sells its electrical output to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E, NYSE: PCG) under a long-term agreement.

Greenleaf Power is focused on investing in and developing projects that gather biomass that would otherwise be openly burned or landfilled and converting it to renewable energy. Greenleaf Power's experienced team of clean energy professionals optimizes the profitability, efficiency and output of its plants by undertaking operational improvements, fuel procurement initiatives and revenue enhancements.

Greenleaf Power purchased the Tracy facility from U.S. Renewables Group, which operated the Tracy plant since 2007. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This article was originally published on Electric Light & Power/POWERGRID International. It was republished with permission.

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