January 2005 - The Colorado Office of Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC) announced a venture to create renewable energy certificates (RECs) derived by co-firing biomass with coal. The biomass, supplied from local forest thinning operations, is being utilized at the W.N. Clark Generating Station in Canon City, CO. The plant owner, Aquila, Inc., plans to market the RECs, representing the attributes ascribed to the biomass component of the generation, in voluntary purchase markets. The REC product has received EcoPower certification from Environmental Resources Trust (ERT).
News Release - Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation, Aquila Inc., and U.S. Department of Energy Project Creates Renewable Energy Credits Using Forest Thinnings
OEMC Contact: Joe Lambert 303-866-2326