Progress Energy Signs Contract for Waste-Wood Plant

Progress Energy Florida (PEF) has signed a contract with Biomass Gas & Electric LLC (BG&E) to purchase electricity from a second waste-wood biomass plant planned for Florida.

BG&E plans to build a power plant in north or Central Florida that will use waste wood products. It would generate approximately 75 megawatts (MW). Projected commercial operation is expected to begin in June 2011. In total, BG&E has four biomass power plants planned for construction in the next four years.

“Hats off to both Progress Energy Florida and BG&E for investing in clean energy solutions that will further diversify Florida’s fuel mix and improve upon Florida’s economic well-being,” said Jeremy Susac, director of the Florida Energy Office in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
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