The Eel River plant is based in California's North Coast region about 30 miles south of Eureka. The plant was built in 1988 with Greenleaf Power taking ownership in 2010.
The plant produces up to 28 megawatts of green energy and has a long-term contract with PG&E for the power produced. The plant also provides electricity and heat to the nearby sawmill and town, as this plant and its predecessors have done since before the White House had electricity.
The plant currently has more 30 employees and is indirectly responsible for an additional 85 jobs in the region. The plant is also important to because there are few local power generation facilities and there is a limited ability to import transmission from outside the region.