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By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Lowndes County may soon be home to a power plant that produces green renewable energy.

The Industrial Authority says the biomass electric generating plant would provide enough energy to supply over 18,000 residential customers. Reclaimed water and bio-solid materials would be used to manufacture electricity.

The plant would be the second largest capital investment of a project Lowndes County has ever made.

"Part of the national stimulus recovery package is specific moneys--federal and state moneys-- for developing renewable, sustainable energy," says project manager Allan Ricketts of the Industrial Authority.  "We were very fortunate in being able to partner with one of the nation's leading retailers of renewable energy to bring this project to our region."

Wiregrass Power LLC would own and operate the plant.  The county would partner with them to fund it by applying for federal and state grants.

The public is invited to attend a hearing at the Rainwater Conference Center at 7:30 Thursday evening to give their input on the proposal.

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