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Community, builders celebrate biomass plant future

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Proctor and Gamble and Constellation are teaming up to build a new 50 megawatt biomass plant.

They gathered with friends and workers from all over the country to celebrate on Wednesday.

It will be built, owned, and operated by Constellation and will provide steam for the P&G plant and generate electricity for Georgia Power.

Community supporters also celebrated the collaboration with those behind the project.

"[It's] really taking a step forward in using local resources that otherwise are not renewable, and bringing them and creating about 70 percent of our entire energy being used for renewable resources and so it's a win, win, win," said Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh with Global Family Care.

"Being able to work in tandem with Proctor and Gamble to create their largest sustainable site in the world here in Albany is fantastic," said Constellation Senior Vice President Gary Fromer.

Construction is now underway on the biomass facility which is expected to open in June 2017.

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