Plant Mitchell conversion delayed

Georgia Power has decided to delay the planned conversion of Albany's Plant Mitchell plant to biomass until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules are better defined in April 2010. Jeff Burleson, Georgia Power's director of Resource Policy and Planning, stated that "We're disappointed to have to delay this large biomass project and the benefits it can deliver." The original plan was to begin the retrofit at Plant Mitchell in April 2011 with the unit becoming operational in June 2012. No new schedule has been determined.