“Mr. Alford … commented that coal is still the backbone of the country and that it is important to have a diversified portfolio of energy. Power4Georgians owns the permits but he stated that P4G never intended to build Plant Washington. He stated P4G’s goal has always been to obtain the permits needed and then sell them to any interested party that could build the plant.”
“Alford’s remarks [during the meeting] that ‘P4G never intended to build Plant Washington’ are likely to further infuriate Cobb EMC’s member-owners, who involuntarily committed $13.5 million toward getting those permits. The power plant was the ‘baby’ of now-indicted ex-Cobb EMC head Dwight Brown and his sidekick Alford, who also served as vice chairman of corporate spinoff Cobb Energy.”
An industry source pointed out to the MDJ the high risk of trying to sell the permit: “As for the argument that the permits could be sold? ‘Good luck,’ our first industry source said. ‘Who would buy those, if Cobb and others are saying they don’t need all that power?’”
In light of this information, Snapping Shoals EMC, Central Georgia EMC, Washington EMC, and Upson EMC ought to immediately end their EMC’s spending on Mr. Alford’s project, and turn to cleaner solutions for any future power needs, including energy efficiency, solar, and other renewable sources. If you are a member (customer) of one of these EMCs, please call your EMC today and demand NOT ONE MORE DOLLAR be spent on Dean Alford’s “project”.