Georgia energy cooperatives developing Plant Washington do not intend to build the 850-megawatt coal-fired power plant at all. Instead, they will obtain environmental permits for it and then sell the permits to any interested party, according to meeting minutes from one of the cooperatives.
Those minutes, released only recently, are from a January meeting of Cobb EMC, the cooperative that originally spearheaded the Plant Washington project. At the meeting, Cobb EMC voted to pull out, leaving just four of the original 10 EMCs as members of Power4Georgians: Central Georgia EMC, Upson EMC, Washington EMC and Snapping Shoals EMC.
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