TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER TO JOIN GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY IN WOODVILLE
Commissioner Todd Staples, area officials to break ground on state-of-the-art biomass facility
East Texas Electric Cooperative
Groundbreaking Ceremony, Woodville Renewable Power Project
East Texas Electric Cooperative will break ground on the construction of a wood-fueled biomass plant in Woodville, Texas.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples will attend and offer remarks. Also attending: Woodville Mayor Ben Bythewood, County Commissioner Martin Nash, ETEC board members, representatives of Sam Rayburn Generation and Transmission Cooperative, and board members of area electric cooperatives.
Timber waste from the immediate area will fuel the plant, creating a renewable energy source that will provide power to approximately 35,000 area homes upon its expected completion in late 2014. The plant is also expected to create 250 new construction jobs and 25 full-time permanent jobs for the community. For more information, please visit www.woodvillerenewable.org.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10 a.m.
1580 County Road 1020 Woodville, Texas 75979 (map attached)
ETEC is a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Nacogdoches, Texas. ETEC’s mission is to provide low cost, reliable power to its approximately 308,000 member-owners located throughout 46 counties of East Texas. ETEC is made up of 10 not-for-profit electric distribution cooperatives: Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative, Cherokee County Electric Cooperative, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, Houston County Electric Cooperative, Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative, Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative, Rusk County Electric Cooperative, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative and Wood County Electric Cooperative.