NiGen files for EWG status related to biomass-fired power plant in New York

Nigen LLC, which has taken over a power plant in New York, on Dec. 5 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

NiGen was formed for the sole purpose of owning a 51-MW coal- and biomass-fueled generation facility and associated interconnection facilities located in Niagara Falls, New York. Notable is that the plant no longer burns coal and the focus is on qualifying this facility for renewable generator status due to the usage of biomass.

NiGen intends to acquire the facility from an affiliated entity, Niagara Generation LLC, in a transaction described in a separate application currently pending before commission. The commission granted EWG status to a predecessor entity, WPS Niagara Generation LLC, which previously owned the identical assets.

A company contact is: William J. Harrington, President & CEO, Sterling Energy Group LLCTel: (219) 886-0661,

About Barry Cassell 20414 Articles
Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.