May 24, 2023
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CONCORD — Legislation that will keep the Burgess BioPower biomass plant operating is now on the Governor’s desk after it passed the state Senate on a voice vote last Thursday. House Bill 142 had already passed the House on March 23 by a 269-109 margin.
“ We were pleased to see strong bipartisan support for HB 142. Keeping an in-state renewable baseload generator like Burgess BioPower operating is a win for New Hampshire – and we’re glad the legislature agrees,” said Sarah Boone, vice president for public affairs for the plant’s owner.
Burgess BioPower officials had testified that the 75-megawatt biomass plant would go bankrupt if the bill failed to pass, costing the state nearly $70 million in annual economic activity. The plant purchases over 800,000 tons of low grade wood annually and the company said it supports over 240 jobs both directly and indirectly.