Proposed W.Va. natural gas plant gets site certificate

State regulators have granted a site certificate for a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Moundsville

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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — State regulators have granted a site certificate for a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Moundsville.

According to the West Virginia Public Service Commission, the 549 MW plant would cost about $615 million and is expected to be operational by August 2018.

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The PSC issued an air quality permit to Moundsville Power LLC for the plant in December and granted the site certificate on Friday.

The plant will be located on a 37 1/2-acre site along the Ohio River where a chemical manufacturer was once located.

Officials expect the plant to create 400 construction jobs and 30 full-time jobs.

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