A renewable energy electric generation plant is heading to Twiggs County, initially creating about 150 jobs.
WGS Energy Group LLC has agreed to buy about 275 acres in the Interstate 16 South Industrial Park, according to a news release.
“This plant will be the first of its kind in the world utilizing a proprietary technology that reduces most emissions to undetectable levels,” company president and CEO Bret Warren said in the release. “This process is unique in its ability to generate renewable energy at competitive rates without the necessity of subsidies.”
Construction is expected to begin early next year, and the plant should be operational by the fourth quarter.
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The jobs will range from low paying to as high as six figures, said July Sherling, executive director of the Development Authority of Jeffersonville and Twiggs County.
The company will be hiring “mostly from the local area,” Sherling said. “Those are permanent jobs in the plant.”
In addition, preparation of the site and construction of the plant will create as many as 1,000 temporary and associated contract jobs, she said.
“This will have a tremendous impact in our rural community in these tough economic times,” she said.
The company is owned by an investment group with offices in Minnesota and Alabama, she said.
The industrial park is near the interchange of Interstate 16 and Ga. 96 with tracts on the north and south sides of the interstate.
To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.