Georgia Power signs with Greenway Renewable Power

Georgia Power recently signed a 15-year deal with Greenway Renewable Power LLC for electricity generated at a biomass-fueled facility to be located near Franklin, Ga.

The Greenway facility will process timber harvesting residuals, noncommercial tree species, tree thinnings, lumber scraps and wood waste reclaimed from landfills. Under the contract, Georgia Power will purchase 100 percent of the plant's 50-megawatt capacity, which is enough to power 12,500 homes. The plant is expected to be operational in 2010.