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Settlement May Be Last Hurdle for Construction of Plant Washington

Power4Georgians, a consortium of four Georgia electric membership cooperatives, has reached settlement terms with environmental groups opposed to the development of one of its projects, Plant Washington (an 850-megawatt, coal-fired plant in Sandersville,
April 12, 2012

Power4Georgians, a consortium of four Georgia electric membership cooperatives, has reached settlement terms with environmental groups opposed to the development of one of its projects, Plant Washington (an 850-megawatt, coal-fired plant in Sandersville, Georgia).  Once the opposition groups sign the settlement, Power4Georgians will have the final state permit for construction of Plant Washington.  Under the settlement, Power4Georgians agreed to comply with safeguards for mercury pollution and other air pollutants, forego building another coal-fired plant in Ben Hill County and invest $5 million in energy-efficient and renewable projects.  The Telegraph has additional details.

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