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 plants consumption of biomass.
In 2014, HLP had approximately 25 employees with a payroll of more than $2.2 million, purchased goods and services of more than $2.4 million from local and regional businesses and paid more than $85 thousand in property taxes.