Remember the stink about the plans to build a biomass power plant in Kings Beach? As a result of public comment and TRPA recommendations, Placer County removed the Kings Beach site from consideration as a viable location for the facility. The alternative site for the project is located at the Cabin Creek Landfill just North of Squaw Valley (closer to Truckee), CA off of highway 89.
On October 11th, the Placer County Supervisors agreed to formally consider developing a biomass power generation facility near the Eastern Regional Material Recovery Facility at Cabin Creek. An Open House is scheduled today, Tues. Nov. 15, at the Squaw Valley Public Services District offices from 3:00 – 7:00 pm to provide information about the proposed project.
- Event: Open house discussion of the proposed biomass energy project at Cabin Creek
- Location: SVPSD offices, 305 Squaw Valley Road (at the Squaw Valley Fire Station)
- Time: 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Placer County Notification:
For immediate release
BIOMASS OPEN HOUSE SET FOR NOVEMBER 15 IN SQUAW VALLEY
Placer County announced that a public open house will be held on Tues., Nov. 15, 2011, in Squaw Valley, to present information on biomass energy production. The open house will be at the Squaw Valley Public Service District offices. The open house will run from 3 PM until 7 PM in the District’s Community Room, 305 Squaw Valley Road.
Private and public specialists in air emissions, biomass energy technology, sustainable biomass supply assessments, biomass logistics planning and forest management will be present at this informal open house to discuss the latest concepts of biomass energy production. While there will be no formal presentations, the meeting will feature displays and graphics and will provide opportunity for one-on-one or small group discussions with the specialists.
“The plan to build a biomass facility to serve eastern Placer County needs is still very much alive,” said Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, whose Fifth District includes the eastern end of the County. “I would encourage all interested groups and individuals to come to this meeting to learn about, and ask questions about the latest information on the continually improving technology for biomass power generation.”
Placer County will release an environmental document that discusses a possible biomass energy facility at Placer County’s Cabin Creek property sometime in 2012. The Notice of Preparation is expected to be available by year’s end 2011. Public comment for this proposed project will not be taken at the Squaw Valley meeting. Instead, there will be information available about how to both access copies of the document and provide input.
Interested persons are encouraged to drop by any time between 3 pm and 7 pm