Gypsum power plant down since December fire

23rd March, 2015 by

By scott miller

GYPSUM — A plant that generates electricity by burning beetle-kill wood had only been operating for a few months when a December fire badly damaged the facility’s conveyor system. The plant has been closed since and will probably remain closed until summer.The plant, built by Provo, Utah-based Eagle Valley Clean Energy, used about $40 million in federal loan guarantees to finance the project. The idea was to use beetle-kill wood to generate electricity since there’s a supply of dead ttrees that has been accumulating for decades in the forests around Gypsum. The plant was intended to generate about 11.5 megawatts …

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