Carbon capture and storage demonstration project to break ground at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry

What:             Groundbreaking ceremony for carbon capture and storage demonstration project                                   


When:            10 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Where:           Barry Electric Generating Plant

                        15300 Highway 43 North, Bucks



Background: Alabama Power and Southern Company, along with the U.S. Department of Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., the Electric Power Research Institute and other partners are building a demonstration facility to capture carbon dioxide emissions from Barry Electric Generating Plant. When completed, the facility will be the largest in the world to be connected to a pulverized coal-fired generating plant.


The project will create up to 50 construction jobs, and the capture and compression plant will require up to15 full-time jobs during the life of the demonstration.


News Media Contact:       Bernie Fogarty, 205-257-4155