Rollcast Energy signs PPA with Georgia Power

By Staff | July 01, 2013

Georgia Power, Southern Company’s largest subsidiary, has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Rollcast Energy for the electrical output of its Piedmont Green Power Plant, a 53.4 MW facility located in Barnesville, Ga.

Under the agreement, Rollcast will retain all the renewable energy credits earned through the state’s renewable portfolio standard.

The plant is the first greenfield biomass project developed by Rollcast. It will take in approximately 500,000 tons of locally-sourced woody biomass each year and generate enough electricity to power more than 35,000 homes.

The plant, which began operations April 19, took two years to construct. Zachry Industrial Inc., a subsidiary of Zachry Holdings, served as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project. Delta Power Services, a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox, is providing operations and maintenance services to the plant.