Kettle Falls, WA

Avista Kettle Falls

Avista Kettle Falls truck dumper.

Project Summary

Turning wood waste from sawmills into renewable, dependable energy has been the job of Avista’s Kettle Falls Generating Station since 1983. Located in Kettle Falls, Washington, the biomass plant is the first utility-owned electric generating station of its kind constructed in the United States for the sole purpose of producing electricity from wood waste. The Kettle Falls plant was built in the heart of logging territory to take advantage of the plentiful wood waste produced by numerous sawmills. Today cleaning equipment removes 99 percent of particulates (that’s the smoke you see such as from a campfire) before the exhaust leaves the plant’s stack. This significantly improves the environment through reduced carbon emissions.

PCE was selected as a design build partner on the latest modernization of the plant. This project included two new truck dumpers, new conveyor systems, Medium Voltage Motors, Control rooms, Fueling stations and more. PCE completed this project ahead of schedule and within budget.

LOCATION: Kettle Falls, WA
CLIENT: Avista Utilities 

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