A $500m biomass power plant operated by Southern Company in Sacul, Austin, Texas, US has started commercial operations and is delivering electricity to the grid.
The 100 MW facility is the largest biomass plant in the US and will be owned and operated by its affiliate Southern Power, which bought the project from American Renewables in October 2009.
Austin Energy will procure the plant’s output under a 20-year power purchase agreement, according to Energy Business Review.
The Nacogdoches generating facility will be fueled by non-merchantable wood waste including wood-based biomass fuels like saw mill or other wood mill production waste, forest waste, pre-commercial thinnings of cultivated trees.
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