The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

County A Frontrunner For Biofuel Plant - Brevard NC


The proposed facility would be located on the current Transylvania County Airport site. (Courtesy photo)

A proposed $22.3 million power plant in Penrose could put Transylvania County at the forefront in the race toward fossil-fuel independence.

The proposed power plant would be a 4-megawatt facility that would use biomass to generate gas that would fuel electric generators, accord-ing to records obtained from the N.C. Utilities Commission.

The business owners, listed as Renewable Developers, LLC, are currently in the process of negotiating a long-term agreement with Duke Energy to provide up to 33,600-megawatt hours of electricity per year at a yet-to-be built power plant, according to applica...

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