West Virginia power plant project receives siting certificate

A proposed $884 million natural gas-fired power generating facility is one step closer to reality in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle after state regulators issued a siting certificate for the Brooke County Power Plant, reports the Wheeling Intelligencer/News-Register. The newspaper says the 830-megawatt plant would be built in a portion of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources' Cross Creek Wildlife Management Area in Brooke County. It is one of the projects that West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher has said may receive funding from the planned $83.7 billion investment by China Energy Investment Corp. in the state. For more, read the full story.

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