Austin’s biomass power plant idled again during mid-June energy crunch

The city of Austin’s biomass power plant sat idle again, producing no power, during another statewide electricity shortage last week, according to the city’s electric utility Austin Energy.

An Austin Energy spokesperson attributed the dormancy of the power plant — which is in Nacogdoches and runs on wood chips — to energy economics and a problem firing up the plant.

“The utility operates all of our plants most efficiently and when it makes the most economic sense to do so,” according…


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