50-MW Albany Green biomass project in Georgia due for startup in early 2017

Albany Green Energy LLC applied Dec. 22 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for acceptance of its market-based rate tariff effective Feb. 20, 2017, and for certain other blanket approvals.

This Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) company is developing and will own and operate an approximately 50-MW (summer) biomass-fired facility located in Dougherty County, Georgia. The facility will be interconnected to the Georgia Power system and located in the Southern Company Services Inc. (SOCO) balancing authority area (BAA)

It is currently anticipated that injection of test power from the facility into the grid could begin as early as March 1, 2017, and commercial operation is expected to occur in June 2017. All of the output of the facility is committed to Georgia Power under a long-term contract in accordance with the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, as amended (PURPA), with a term expiring Nov. 30, 2035.

Prior to the sale of test power from the facility, Albany Green said it will file its self-certification as a small power production qualifying facility (QF) under PURPA.

This project company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation DCO Albany Power Holdings LLC, which is part of Constellation Energy Resources LLC. Constellation Energy Resources is owned by Exelon Generation Co. LLC, which is part of Exelon Corp.

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