Gainesville Renewable Energy Center
OperatingBiomass / Wood Incinerator           Total Power
116.1 MW
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10001 NW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32653
United States
Alachua County
Latitude: 29.76799
Longitude: -82.39697
Year Opened: 2013
Water Source: Upper Floridian Aquifer Wells
Notes
Construction of this new facility is planned fort the the existing GRU Deerhaven Generation Station which is located off of Highway US 441, approximately 8 miles northwest of downtown Gainesville and 7 miles southeast of the City of Alachua.

The project will be fueled by biomass, including forest residue from the surrounding, heavily wooded areas of northern Florida, wood processing residues and clean municipal wood waste. The project will require approximately one million tons of fuel annually, sourced within a 75-mile radius of the project site.

Owners expect the plant to be operational in late 2013. GREC LLC has a 30-year contract with Gainesville Regional Utilities to sell all of the electricity from the facility to the utility. The plant is designed to provide electricity to ~ 70,000 homes.
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2012 U.S. Biomass Power Map
EIA 2012 Form 860
EIA 2014 Form 860
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Environmental Justice Analysis

Distance (miles)0 2.5 5 10 25
American Indian1.1%0.5%0.3%0.3%0.3%
Asian0.5%2.6%4.6%4.2%4.7%
Black5.6%5.9%5.7%17.6%19.4%
Hispanic5.3%5.9%6.4%8.4%7.9%
White86.6%84.3%81.3%67.5%65.9%
Population9933,61810k108k285k
Income$35k$49k$53k$50k$47k
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NameRelationOwnership
Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, LLCDeveloper 
American Renewables LLCOwner 


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Save America's ForestsInterested








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PowerTypeStatusFuel
116 MWBurner: Fluidized Bed - BubblingOperatingWood Waste Solids

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