DTE Energy has opened its 40MW EJ Stoneman Station biomass power plant, located in Cassville, Wisconsin.

The company is now producing renewable energy at the plant through the burning of various types of wood waste, including green wood residue from forestry and tree trimming operations, railroad ties, demolition waste and sawdust.

Dairyland Power Cooperative is purchasing the entire output of the facility to help serve the energy needs of its member cooperative consumers.

Dairyland Power Cooperative vice president of strategic planning Dale Pohlman said that Dairyland’s ‘green’ partnership with DTE Energy will supply the energy needs to power 28,000 homes across its system by utilizing wood waste as fuel.

With headquarters in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Dairyland Power Cooperative provides wholesale electricity to 25 member distribution cooperatives and 16 municipal utilities.