Ala. Plant Will Burn Wood To Generate Electricity

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Public Service Commission says a Moundville lumber plant will be allowed to burn wood byproducts to produce electricity. Alabama Power says Westervelt Co. plans to operate a biomass-based unit that will produce enough electricity to serve the needs of 3,000 people for one year.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Public Service Commission says a Moundville lumber plant will be allowed to burn wood byproducts to produce electricity.

Alabama Power says Westervelt Co. plans to operate a biomass-based unit that will produce enough electricity to serve the needs of 3,000 people for one year. The power will be supplied through the Alabama Power system.

Tuscaloosa-based Westervelt manufactures southern yellow pine lumber at Moundville.

The plant adds to Alabama Power's mix of fuels it uses to serve 1.4 million Alabama customers.

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