Constellation owns and operates the plant, which supplies steam to P&G’s Albany, Georgia paper manufacturing facility and generates electricity for the local utility, Georgia Power.
Additionally, steam from the plant will be used to power an 8.5 MW steam-to-electricity generator at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, helping the base increase its energy security and use renewable sources to meet energy demands.
P&G has made a commitment to reduce energy consumption and obtain 30 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. The biomass-fueled plant provides P&G with 100 percent of the steam energy used to manufacture Bounty paper towels and Charmin toilet tissue at that location.
The plant’s fuel supply will come from locally abundant biomass that would otherwise have been left to decay, burned, or potentially sent to landfill, including discarded tree tops, limbs, branches and scrap wood from local forestry operations, crop residuals, such as pecan shells and peanut hulls, and mill waste, such as sawdust.