TSS completes the Feasibility Study for Installation of Thermal Energy Facility on the Quinault Indian Nation Reservation for Columbia Pacific Resource Conservation and Economic Development District
TSS recently completed the feasibility study for locating a thermal energy project on the Quinault Indian Reservation for the Columbia-Pacific Resource Conservation and Economic Development District (ColPac). This facility willutilize woody biomass fuel sourced from Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) forest operations. The QIN Reservation includes over 208,000 acres of highly productive forestland that is managed sustainably under the guidance of an Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP).
The primary impetus for the feasibility study is the need to address alternatives to disposal of forest operations byproduct (i.e., logging slash) as well as coupling facility relocation with thermal energy opportunities for distributed heat. In addition, utilization of forest operations byproduct for prospective renewable thermal energy project will generate new family-wage, sustainable Tribal employment opportunities. The feasibility study will be available on TSS's website subsequent to review by QIN staff.