Biomass

Hampton Lumber

Hampton Lumber's Cogeneration ProjectOn November 1, 2006, Hampton Lumber's cogeneration plant in Darrington became commercially operable, providing it with an economical source of steam to dry lumber in its drying kilns. At the same time, since the wood-waste is consumed at the plant as fuel, Hampton Lumber's Cogeneration Projectit also solves another problem by not having to haul away the waste by trucks. For the PUD, the plant creates another renewable resource to add to the utility's power supply portfolio. The cogeneration plant produces two megawatts on average - or enough electricity to power about 1,500 homes.