Pittsylvania Power Station

Pittsylvania Power Station

Hurt, VA
Powers 20,000 homes

Brief Facts

  • 83-megawatt fueled by renewable biomass.
  • Operation began in 1994.
  • An estimated 3,300 tons of waste wood or about 150 truckloads is unloaded each day at the station (no trees are cut down to produce this energy).
  • Ash produced at the station is reused as traditional fertilizer at local farms and as landfill cover.
  • Ash produced at the station is provided to local farmers who use it to improve the soil for their crops.