Moundsville Power Gets the ‘OK’ for Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant


WV PSC gives Moundsville Power ‘OK’ to build natural gas-fired power plant in Marshall County.The order also approved an approximately 500 foot, 138 kilovolt transmission line, interconnection facilities and other necessary appurtenances. The facility, once operational, is expected generate enough electricity to power about 325,000 homes and will be used to generate electricity for sale in the competitive wholesale market in West Virginia as well as other locations.

The project will not have an impact on West Virginia ratepayers, the PSC stated in a news release.

The plant will be located on Superfund Site that formerly held a chemical manufacturing facility, providing access to several nearby natural gas production and processing facilities and transmission pipelines. According to the company’s application, the facility will receive blended fuel of 25 percent ethane and 75 percent natural gas.

The $615 million project is expected to be constructed and operational by August 2018. The company estimated the total economic impact for West Virginia will be more than $800 million during construction and more than $280 million annually during operation.

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