Project Overview

Burgess BioPower, located in Berlin, New Hampshire, is among the 10 largest and most technologically advanced biomass power plants in the country. Burgess consumes approximately 800,000 tons of low-grade wood each year, supports more than 220 jobs statewide, and injects $68 million into New Hampshire's economy annually. 


Sustainability Profile
Generates 75MW of clean biomass power - more than any other renewable energy generator in the state.

Technology
Meets stringent emissions standards by utilizing the most advanced combustion and emissions control technology.

Location
Burgess BioPower is located in Berlin, New Hampshire, in the heart of the state's rural North Country.

Investment Profile
Total investment: $300 million.  Won “Renewable Energy Project of the Year” award for Financial Innovation.

CS Operations Involvement 

Burgess BioPower is located at the site of the former Fraser Paper Mill, which devastated the local economy when it closed in 2006.  In 2008, an opportunity arose to bring new life to the shuttered mill by converting its existing black liquor boiler into a state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly, biomass power generating facility.  The project closed financing in 2011, completed construction in 2013, and has been in commercial operation since 2014. As Burgess BioPower's Manager, CSO provides services including accounting, HR, and oversight of a Capital Improvement Program which significantly improved the facility's operations.

 

Services Provided by CSO

 

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Environmental & Permitting
  • Public Relations
  • Capital Improvement Program management
  • Advocacy at Local, State, and Federal levels