Biomass plant to help power California coastline

Blue Lake Power LLC, which operates a wood-to-energy production plant in Humboldt County, Calif., will be supplying power for San Diego Gas & Electric when it comes on line in April. Under a 10-year power purchase agreement, Blue Lake Power will supply 11 megawatts of energy annually, enough to power 7,000 households each year. The agreement will help SDG&E to produce nearly 16 percent of its energy portfolio from clean power sources by 2010.