Plant Mitchell a step closer to converting to biomass - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Plant Mitchell a step closer to converting to biomass

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:19:59 GMT
    James Smith, studentJames Smith, student
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
  • Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:14:47 GMT
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
  • Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:11:03 GMT
    Scott Vandermolen, Florida residentScott Vandermolen, Florida resident
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia Power took another step Tuesday toward changing Plant Mitchell from a coal-fired power plant to one that uses renewable biomass wood.

The Georgia Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday for the changeover. That switch will create as many as 75 jobs and provide a way to use a resource that's currently dumped in landfills. It's not the final hurdle for the company. That will come next year from the Environmental Protection Division.

"We are still working with the EPD on the air permit that has been sent to them and it will be probably this time next year before we hear back from them," said Jay Smith of Georgia Power.

To help make the conversion possible, the Payroll Development Authority approved a resolution to make 130-million dollars in low interest bonds available to Georgia Power for the project.

Feedback


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.