Snowflake Power LLC
Operating           Total Power
51.2 MW
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277 Spur Rd.
Snowflake, AZ 85937
United States
Navajo County
Latitude: 34.50538
Longitude: -110.33499
Year Opened: 2008
Water Source: Wells
Burner: Fluidized Bed - Bubbling
Cost (in millions): 53
Burns 400 tpd trees from local forest & 200 tpd paper sludge from Catalyst Paper mill.
Built adjacent to Catalyst (formerly Abitibi) recycled/newsprint paper mil, which has its own boiler.
20-year Power Purchase Agreements with Arizona Public Services (APS) and Salt River Project (SRP).
2010 bankruptcy; bought by Najafi

Fuel for the biomass plant comes from two main sources. First, is woody waste material from the surrounding National Forests. Renegy harvests and provides fuel from green forest thinning activities, forest rehabilitation work on the burn area of the Rodeo-Chediski fire area and waste material from the region’s existing saw mills. Secondly, the Catalyst paper mill, produces 250 bone dry tons of waste recycled paper fibers each day which are currently sent to an adjoining landfill. These paper fibers are now sent through an additional pressing facility to lower their moisture content and become additional fuel for the SWMP boiler.
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Data Sources

2012 U.S. Biomass Power Map
EIA 2012 Form 860
EIA 2014 Form 860
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Distance (miles)0 2.5 5 10 25
American Indian4.5%4.5%4.0%
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Renegy Holdings IncFormer Owner 
Babcock & WilcoxBoiler Manufacturer 
State Street Bank & Trust CoFormer Owner 
Najafi CompaniesOwner 

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PowerTypeStatusFuelSecondary Fuel(s)
27 MWOperatingWood Waste Solids Other Biomass Solid Natural Gas
24 MWBurner: Fluidized Bed - BubblingOperating   

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