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Gemma Power Systems Achieves Grid Synchronization at ETEC’s Woodville Renewable Power Project

By August 4, 2014April 6th, 2018Company News, News Releases

49.9 MW Biomass facility will enter commercial operation later this year

Glastonbury, CT.  August 4, 2014 – Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS) has completed initial synchronization of the Woodville Renewable Power Project with the electric grid operated by the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO). The 49.9 MW biomass plant in Woodville, TX is being constructed by GPS for East Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC) under an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract.

The ETEC Woodville Renewable Power Project is fueled by chipped, forest waste. The plant features a Shin Nippon steam turbine generator and a Riley Power advanced stoker boiler with integrated air quality control system (AQCS). The plant has been receiving fuel since May 2014.

Construction of the plant began in May, 2012. It is currently undergoing final combustion tuning and performance testing and is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year. GPS subsidiary, Gemma Plant Operations, will operate the facility under a separate contract with ETEC.

About Gemma Power Systems, LLC:

Gemma Power Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Argan Inc. (NYSE: AGX), is a leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company providing innovative solutions for the power and renewable energy industry. Our wide-ranging and comprehensive experience includes 11,000 MW of installed capacity including combined cycle and simple cycle gas turbine generating plants, biomass, solar facilities, wind farms, biofuel plants and environmental facilities.  Additional information about Gemma Power Systems can be found at

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