Shenyan, China, September 13, 2010 — A-Power Energy Generation Systems, a provider of distributed power generation systems in China and a manufacturer of wind turbines, announced a joint feasibility study for a biomass fueled electric generation plant with Lincoln County Nevada.
A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. and The Board of Lincoln County Commissioners (Nevada) have entered into an agreement to share the cost of evaluating the feasibility of constructing and operating up to a 10 MW electric generating facility to be fueled with biomass derived from landscape enhancement projects to undertaken by the Federal Bureau of Land Management in Lincoln County.
The BLM’s Ely Resource Management Plan has identified in excess of 1 million acres of Pinyon-Juniper woodland in Lincoln County requiring landscape treatment to restore and enhance wildlife habitat, watersheds and to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire. Lincoln County has long sought to identify industrial users of Pinyon-Juniper biomass that might result from BLM landscape treatment projects.
A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd through its China-based operating subsidiaries is a private provider of distributed power generation systems in China and Southeast Asia.
The Bureau of Land Management in Lincoln County plans to leverage A-Power’s extensive knowledge and experience in distributed power generation for ascertaining the possibility of utilizing local resources in building environmentally friendly power sources.
The company is interested in the potential for Pinyon-Juniper biomass to help broaden its international exposure for its core DG business.
Lincoln County and A-Power anticipate completing the feasibility study in early 2011.