Forest Bioenergy

Forest bioenergy is renewable energy made from available materials derived from biological sources like wood, wood waste, and straw.

Commissioner Boyd Dunn opened a docket in May of 2017 to explore the use of bioenergy in Arizona as a source of renewable energy that will also prevent devastating wildfires. In August 2017, the Commission instructed Arizona Public Service Company (APS) to conduct a study and report back to the Commission on the use of bioenergy that includes the costs and environmental impacts. On December 5, 2017, the Commission held its first workshop on Forest Bioenergy that included presentations from state and federal agencies, utilities, stakeholders, and representatives from the bio industry.

News:

12-5-17 - Arizona Corporation Commission Completes First Forest Bioenergy Workshop

8-15-17 - Commission Explores Forest Bioenergy

  

Podcast:

Commissioner Dunn on Commission’s Efforts Regarding Bioenergy

 

Video:

Commissioner Dunn Discusses Bioenergy at the Northern Economic Council of Governments

 

Docket:

Docket contains all filings and presentations regarding the Commission’s exploration of bioenergy. The docket number is

E-00000Q-17-0138.

 

Workshop:

On December 5, 2017, the Commission held its first workshop on Forest Bioenergy that included presentations from state and federal agencies, utilities, stakeholders, and representatives from the bioenergy industry. Below are the presentations that were given in that workshop.

 

Arizona State Forester

 

USDA Forest Service and Four Forest Restoration Initiative

 

Arizona State Land

 

Arizona Public Service Company (APS)

 

Salt River Project (SRP)

 

Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO)

 

Eastern Arizona Counties Organization

 

Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition (UVRWPC)

 

Grand Canyon Trust

 

Novo BioPower

 

Enginuity Worldwide

 

View the entire workshop online