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Southern Power considers Henderson Co. for generating facility

HENDERSON CO., September 17, 2013--Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is considering Henderson County as a location for the construction of a generating facility.

The company filed a permit application regarding the building of a 470-megawatt, single-unit combined-cycle generating facility.

According to Tim Leljedal, Media Relations for Southern Company Southern Power has filed a permit application. Although this is a promising step, it does not mean the decision has been finalized.

“Submitting the application for the potential intermediate-load facility is an early step in an extensive process. This is a preliminary step. The company has not yet made a final decision on whether to build the facility.” stated Leljedal.

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