EcoPower Generation awards plant construction contract

By Staff
Texas-based EcoPower Generation LLC announced it has awarded a construction contract to AE&E Group GmbH for a 58-megawatt biomass power plant to be located in the Coal Fields Regional Industrial Park near Hazard, Ky., at the site of a reclaimed coal mine.

Feedstock for the plant will come from nearby industrial facilities and forest product operations and will include low-quality wood materials such as sawdust, bark, wood chips and sawmill waste.

The company plans to construct a 1.5-mile-long transmission line to connect the power plant to an American Electric Power substation in order to deliver power to the grid. Initial construction of the plant is planned for the end of the year.