SACUL, TX- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) received its first wood fuel load delivery Nov. 1 at the Nacogdoches Generating Facility owned by its subsidiary Southern Power in eastern Texas.

The plant is the largest biomass facility in the United States and fulfills a 20-year contract to provide electric capacity to Austin Energy.

In October 2009, Southern Company purchased the project from American Renewables. Once the facility is fully operational, it will produce 100 megawatts of electricity and use 1.1 million tons of wood waste per year.  Most of the wood fuel will come from within a 75-mile radius of the power  plant.

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