Brown & Williamson Tobacco Power Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

Brown & Williamson Tobacco Power Plant is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company near Macon, Georgia. The plant provides power to R.J. Reynolds' Macon cigarette manufacturing facility.

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Plant Data

  • Owner/Parent Company: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 1.5 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 1.5 MW (1987)
  • Location: 2600 Weaver Rd., Macon, GA 31217
  • GPS Coordinates: 32.811073, -83.558111
  • Electricity Production: 5,294 MWh (2006)
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Emissions Data

  • CO2 Emissions: 11,509 tons (2006)
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Legislative issues

House Bill 276, proposed by Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur), would put a 5-year moratorium on building new coal plants and eliminate the burning of Appalachian coal mined by mountaintop removal by mid-2016. The Appalachian Mountain Preservation Act would gradually prohibit Georgia coal consumers from using Central Appalachian mountaintop removal beginning in 2011. The bill is backed by environmental groups including Appalachian Voices but received strong opposition from POWER4Georgians, a coalition of 10 electric co-operatives seeking to build a $2 billion 850-megawatt supercritical coal plant in Washington County.[1][2]

Citizen groups

Focus the Nation: Valdosta State University

Articles and Resources


  1. "Georgia bill proposes moratorium on new coal plants," Reuters, February 4, 2009.
  2. Margaret Newkirk, "Bill would restrict coal power plants," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 4, 2009.

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