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South Boston Energy Plant Finds Good Use For Waste Materials

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South Boston, VA - A new power plant in South Boston will use renewable resources to generate 50 megawatts of energy.

The South Boston Energy Project is a new development by the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative.

The wood-fire plant uses left over scraps from timber harvesting and greywater from sewage treatment plants to generate power.

They are in the testing phase right now.

Once it's up and running, the plant will be able to provide power for up to 200 thousand customers.

Officials say wood-fire is the way of the future.

"Energy policy today is to become more and more green using renewable resources and this is a prime example of that, " said consultant Fred Mistal.

Building the site created more than 500 construction and design jobs for people in the region.

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