Wiregrass Valdosta Biomass
ProposedBiomass / Wood Incinerator           
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East of Inner Perimeter Road, South of Rt 94
Valdosta, GA
United States
Lowndes County
Latitude: 30.80741
Longitude: -83.23167
Cost (in millions): 110
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Wiregrass Power LLC is owned by Sterling Energy Assets (Atlanta based).
To be built next to the Mud Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

The location for this plant would be near the intersection of Highway 94 and Perimeter Road, and would only be about 1.5 miles away from three elementary schools, seven churches, a retirement community, plus a number of neighborhoods!

A proposal for a controversial 40-megawatt biomass power incinerator for Valdosta, Georgia may be canceled after developer Wiregrass Power missed a deadline for construction laid out by the Industrial Authority, according to an "Economic Development Agreement."

"This was the most diverse group of people that I have ever seen for any citizen's group in Valdosta," said Leigh Touchton, President of the Valdosta Chapter of NAACP, which has opposed the facility due to public health and environmental justice concerns.
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Environmental Justice Analysis

Distance (miles)0 2.5 5 10 25
American Indian0.3%0.3%0.3%0.4%0.4%
Asian0.1%0.3%1.5%1.3%
Black12.4%80.3%62.1%42.8%32.8%
Hispanic4.3%4.4%5.1%4.7%5.6%
White82.0%14.1%31.6%49.3%58.5%
Population1,8263,51023k76k142k
Income$44k$19k$27k$35k$40k
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PowerTypeStatusFuelSecondary Fuel(s)
40 MWBurner: Unknown TypeProposedWood Waste Solids 640000 Tons Per YearSewage Sludge

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Estimated Electricity Production
 MWh Energy
20000
20110
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