Red Hills Ecoplex

Property Details

Location: Pensacola and Hwy 9
GIS mapping and details 

  • Vacant land
  • 110 acres available
  • For sale or lease
  • Divisible
  • Zoned industrial light
  • Phase 1 Environmental Assessment, Geotechnical Survey and Phase 1 Resource Assessment were completed in 2015.


  • Electricity: 4-County EPA
    • 3MW of power available; multiple options
  • Sewer: On-site
    • 8-inch line
  • Water: On-site
    • 8-inch line
  • Telecommunications: Delta Telephone – fiber available


Distance to Major Markets

The Ecoplex – Industrial Ecology At Work

The Red Hills Ecoplex is an industrial ecology project comprised of 137 acres, created to build a network of environmentally friendly industries around the anchor tenants, the Red Hills Power Plant and the Red Hills Mine, to maximize community benefits.  Companies that locate in the Red Hills Ecoplex might participate in exchange of by-products, whereby one company’s by-product becomes another company’s source of energy or another product.  Given the right mix of tenants, the Ecoplex mimics a natural, efficient ecosystem.


Southern Company Power Plant

  • 440-megawatt lignite-fired facility
  • Clean-coal technology
  • Supplies electricity to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) – 30-year contract
  • Owned by Southern Company
  • Production began in April of 2002
  • Keeps airborne ozone precursors extremely low
  • Has world’s largest circulating fluidized bed machine

Ackerman Combined Cycle

  • 705-megawatt steam-electric power plant
  • Powered by dual natural gas-fired turbines
  • At full-capacity, produces enough power to supply 576,000 homes
  • Zero-liquid discharge facility
  • 31 employees
  • Merchant plant – power sales not guaranteed and market conditions dictate the  sale
  • Production began in January of 2007

Mississippi Lignite Mining Company

  • Supplies lignite coal to Red Hills Power Plant
  • Affiliate of North American Coal Corporation
  • Permitted area of 5,830 acres with over 200 million tons of mineable lignite

Benefits of the EcoPlex

Companies locating in the EcoPlex may qualify for state or federal environmental technology grants and regulatory allowances, as well as incentive programs based on industrial ecology, energy-efficiency, and environmental design.

On another level, a location in the EcoPlex earns your firm the recognition and goodwill that comes from being an environmentally-friendly company.