Biomass power plant pushed to Austin City Council

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Backers of a $2.3 billion dollar proposed deal between Nacogdoches Power and the city of Austin are optimistic tonight, even though the dotted line hasn't been signed.   They were in the capital city Thursday night testifying before the Austin City Council. Nacogdoches County Judge Joe English, along with economic developers call it a win-win situation. Austin could get power supplied by renewable fuels and jobs could be created for Nacogdoches County. Nacogdoches County Judge Joe English likes this idea. " $20-million a year and additional revenue for the county that we'll see in the next three years during the building phase and also too, when the plant gets up and going. "   Nacogdoches Power has plans to build the biomass plant near the small town of Sacul. If a contract is negotiated, a contract could be signed August 28th.