Approval process slowed down for Washington-based Northwest Energy's proposed 35-MW biomass power plant near Klamath Falls, Oregon, due to receipt of over 150 written comments, which have to be reviewed, says Oregon DOE

LOS ANGELES , September 26, 2011 () – Northwest Energy Systems Co.’s application seeking approval to build a 35-megawatt (MW) biomass power plant near Klamath Falls, Oregon, will be delayed because of the many comments received on the project, said an Oregon Dept. of Energy spokesperson, reported the Herald and News on Sept. 22.

The more than 150 written comments that have been received have to be reviewed, making it unclear when the department can more forward on the application, said Diana Enright.

The application was declared complete by the department on June 30. Northwest Energy has been working with the state on the approvals since April 2010, the Herald and News reported.

The biomass plant, Klamath Falls Bioenergy LLC, is a subsidiary of Bellevue, Washington-based Northwest Energy, which is a subsidiary of Jones Holding Co., according to a June 6 article in the Herald and News that was carried on on June 8.

The same article listed the US$130 million project as having 37 MW of capacity.

The primary source of this article is the Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon, on Sept. 22, 2011.

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