36336 State Highway 299 East
Burney, Shasta Co. CA 96013-4067
|Dedicated Indirect Jobs||Sierra Pacific Industries Burney is responsible for approximately 30 dedicated indirect jobs, including fuel suppliers involved in collection, processing and transport of biomass fuel.|
|Senate District||SD 1, Ted Gaines, R|
|Assembly District||AD 1, Brian Dahle, R|
|Congressional District||CD 1, Doug LaMalfa, R|
Sierra Pacific Industries turns “wood waste” into energy for homes and businesses through eight state-of-the-art cogeneration plants – 6 in California and two in Washington. Together, these facilities produce over 150 megawatts of electrical power. That is enough power for 150,000 homes. Bark, sawdust, and other low-grade byproducts of the sawmill manufacturing process is the primary fuel for our on-site cogeneration facilities. Some of the power produced is used to operate the mill where it is generated. Excess electricity is sold to local public utilities and to energy service providers, helping to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels.
Wood waste from the forest is also utilized in the cogeneration process. Unmerchantable wood (small trees & branches) is selectively removed and processed to improve the remaining stand of timber in areas where trees are too dense and pose a fire danger. Clean renewable energy production and environmental stewardship go hand in hand.