Honey Lake Power Company (HLP) is under a long term power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric.
HLP is a net 30 MW woody biomass electrical generation facility located approximately 20 miles east of Susanville in Lassen County California. The plant is a qualified in-state base load renewable resource (CEC# #60077E) that has been consistently providing renewable energy since 1989. Greenleaf Power acquired HLP in 2010.
HLP utilizes a Zurn travelling grate wood fired boiler and General Electric steam turbine generator. The boiler is equipped with multi-clones and an electrostatic precipitator for particulate control, ammonia injection for NOx control, and sodium bicarbonate reagent for sulfur dioxide control. HLP operates under a Title V Permit and is compliant with all Federal, State, and Regional regulations.
Each year HLP burns between 150,000 and 200,000 tons of woody biomass from the following sources: forests derived fuel, urban wood waste, and sawmill byproducts. Additionally, the project uses geothermal groundwater from local wells to preheat its boiler feed water, reducing the plant's consumption of biomass.