Laidlaw Energy has said that the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee has approved Laidlaw Berlin BioPower’s application to construct and operate a 70MW biomass plant in the city of Berlin.

The approval comes with several conditions, including a signed wood supply agreement with Cousineau Forest Products, an operations agreement with Homeland Renewable, an EPC agreement with Babcox and Wilcox, and a wood harvesting sustainability agreement negotiated with the Counsel for the Public.

The state Public Utilities Commission must also approve a 20-year power purchase agreement between Laidlaw Energy and Public Service of New Hampshire.

Laidlaw Energy is engaged in the development of independent power plants that generate electricity from renewable resources, with a particular emphasis on biomass power.