NRG will cofire in NY

By the end of 2011, New Jersey-based NRG Energy will be generating up to 15 megawatts (MW) from cofiring clean woody biomass at its Dunkirk Generating Station in western New York.

The company received a 10-year contract from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for the power and plans to locally source forest and wood processing residue, according to the company.

NRG is also planning to use biomass as the primary fuel at its Montville Generating Station in Uncasville, Conn., after repowering one of the facility's existing units to produce up to 40 MW.