POSTED: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 6:11pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:28am
LUFKIN — Starting in January 2011, Texans pay for electricity based on how close they are to a generator. However, a new biomass plant in Lufkin may make some East Texans' bills cheaper.
At the new plant, workers gather wood chips from logging debris or mill waste, and it's generated into electricity.
The president of the plant tells KETK it will supply electricity to about 70,000 homes in Angelina county. He says this plant is the first of it's kind in the state.
He also says it should open soon with about 150 new employees, and the lowest paid employee will get $17 an hour.