One of America’s largest biomass plants.
Exelon subsidiary Constellation is building a 50-megawatt biomass renewable energy plant in partnership with Procter & Gamble (P&G). The plant, located in Albany, Georgia, is scheduled to begin operation in June 2017.
Constellation will own and operate the plant, which will supply 100 percent of the steam used to run a P&G facility that makes Bounty paper towels and Charmin toilet paper. It’s one of P&G’s largest paper manufacturing operations in the world. The biomass plant will also generate electricity for the local utility, Georgia Power.
Biomass is one way to help address climate change.
Sustainable, low-carbon biomass can provide important sources of renewable energy. It’s free of heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to global warming. And it’s economically and socially responsible too.
The plant’s fuel supply will come from locally sourced biomass that would otherwise have been left to decay, burned, or potentially sent to landfill. This includes discarded treetops, limbs, branches and scrap wood from local forestry operations, crop residuals, such as pecan shells and peanut hulls, and mill waste, such as sawdust.
The leader in competitive energy also leads in renewable, distributed energy.
Increasingly, Constellation customers like P&G are looking for innovative ideas that increase energy efficiency, and sustainability – and we deliver. Exelon’s Constellation unit has over 300 megawatts of distributed energy assets in operation or under development. And this project with P&G will help shape the sustainable use of biomass energy in its region for years to come.
The project included collaboration with local city, county and state leaders including the Albany-Dougherty Payroll Development Authority, as well as the Georgia Public Service Commission and Georgia Power, which will purchase power at or below avoided cost from Constellation.