Burgess BioPower is essential to the entire state, and is also an economic anchor to the North Country - contributing 16% of the City of Berlin's tax revenue.
Fueled by regionally sourced biomass produced from sustainably managed forests, and operated by a highly skilled and dedicated team, Burgess BioPower provides lasting value to New Hampshire.
Burgess BioPower is committed to help New Hampshire achieve energy independence while serving as a responsible environmental steward, a trustworthy community partner, and a statewide economic catalyst.
When it comes to energy security, Burgess’s value goes well beyond cost. The New England power grid is overwhelmingly and unsustainably dependent on natural gas. Burgess provides more than 500,000 megawatt hours of reliable, locally sourced, price-stable, baseload power each year - power we can all rely on regardless of the sun, the wind or pipeline capacity.
Burgess BioPower is the largest NH power generator to run on locally sourced fuel and has provided more clean, renewable energy than any other facility in New England.
From an economic, energy and environmental standpoint, Burgess is a tremendous asset to the state of New Hampshire. People depend on Burgess for their livelihoods - we support more than 240 jobs statewide.
We buy 800,000 tons of biomass each year, providing critical financial support to regional foresters throughout New Hampshire and supporting sustainable forestry management practices. Burgess is the largest single buyer of biomass in the state. The wood ash generated by our process is beneficially used for agriculture, compost, and public works projects.
And beyond just jobs, Burgess supports nearly $70 million in annual economic activity, equating to $1.4 billion over our 20-year PPA.