Wisewood Energy – In the News
Wisewood Energy has been working with Harney County School District No. 3 and Harney County since 2012 to develop a district energy system that will deliver heat to multiple key community facilities using woody biomass sourced from the surrounding region. The project showcases the first community-scaled biomass boiler in the United States that is designed specifically to use hog fuel, a coarse woody material generated as a byproduct directly from forest restoration and management activities.
In 2014 it was brought to the District’s attention that perhaps the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act funds could be used to upgrade the Center’s infrastructure. In partnership with Clearwater County Economic Development and Wisewood, a biomass energy design-build firm based out of Portland, the District began investigating the potential.
Not long ago, the Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day was consuming over 32,000 gallons of costly heating oil each year. Off the beaten path 150 miles east of Bend, the rural community didn't have the option to use cheaper sources of fuel such as natural gas. That is, until recently.
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