September 4, 2008

West Virginia Developers Plan More Than 1,800 Megawatts of New Power Generation, an Industrial Info News Alert

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- West Virginia currently has approximately 17,100 megawatts (MW) of operational power generation, with coal-fired units providing more than 15,300 MW of this. Developers hope to add another 1,855 MW of new generation to the state. The largest conventional coal project is the 695-MW Longview Power Plant (Maidsville, West Virginia) owned by Longview Power LLC, a subsidiary of GenPower LLC (Newton Center, Massachusetts). The project will consist of a Foster Wheeler (NASDAQ:FWLT) (Clinton, New Jersey) supercritical boiler and a Siemens Westinghouse steam turbine/generator, which has been under construction since 2007 and is due for completion in 2011. The 560-MW coal gasification combined-cycle plant proposed by Appalachian Power Company (Roanoke, Virginia) a subsidiary of American Electric Power Company Incorporated (NYSE:AEP) (Columbus, Ohio), would be built adjacent to the existing Mountaineer Power Station (New Haven, West Virginia).

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