PSC Says GRU Can Build New Plant
The Gainesville Regional Utilities effort to build a biomass plant is moving forward. Public Service Commission passed the effort by a vote of 3-2 Thursday in Tallahassee. Biomass is commonly acquired plant material that can be converted as a fuel source. The plant will be fueled by a local supply of woody waste and logging residues. Not only will this expand Floridas renewable energy, it will also generate more than 700 new jobs for in North Central Florida, according to GRU. There will be an impact in customers bills until late 2013. Construction for the biomass plant is expected to begin in December 2010.
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