FAIRMONT, W.Va., Dec. 17, 2021/PRNewswire/ -Mon Power and Potomac Edison are subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corp. FE), have applied to the Public Service Commission of West VirginiaApproval to conduct a multiyear environmental compliance program at Fort Martin Power Station and the two regulated power plants of the companies. MaidsvilleAnd Harrison Power StationIn Haywood. The approximate $142 MillionProgram would include new wastewater treatment projects at the plants in order to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effluent limitation guideline requirements.
If approved, the companies will complete the work by 2025, which would reduce the environmental impact of the facilities. Fort Martin and Harrison will continue to be operated beyond the 2025 compliance deadline until their expected retirement dates of 2035, 2040, respectively.
“The upgrades proposed will create local jobs, and allow us to continue operating our plants into the next ten years for the benefit our customers in.” West Virginia” Jim MyersPresident of West VirginiaFirstEnergy operations.
The ratepayer surcharge would pay for the cost of the improvements. It would begin at 51 centsFor the average residential customer, it is $18 per month West VirginiaWhen the first projects are completed in 2024.
Fort Martin and Harrison were both put into service in the late 1960s or early 1970s. These plants have an average lifespan of approximately 60-years.
Mon Power and Potomac Edison are working together to find the most cost-effective and reliable ways to replace the plant’s significant capacity. They produce 3,080 megawatts combined.
FirstEnergy announced last year that it would be launching a Promise to achieve carbon neutralityBy 2050. The company communicated its intention to carefully transition its generation fleet as part of its comprehensive climate strategy.
Mon Power and Potomac Edison have submitted a recent application to the Public Service Commission West VirginiaFive utility-scale buildings Solar energy projectsAll over the companies West VirginiaService territory that could generate 50 megawatts clean, renewable energy.
Mon Power serves approximately 395,000 customers in 34 West Virginia counties. Follow Mon Power at www.mon-power.comOn Twitter,? @MonPowerWVYou can also find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MonPowerWV.
Potomac Edison serves approximately 275,000 clients in seven counties. Maryland151,000 customers in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Follow Potomac Edison www.potomacedison.comOn Twitter,? @PotomacEdisonYou can also find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/PotomacEdison.
FirstEnergy is committed to safety, reliability, and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution businesses make up one of the largest investor-owned electric systems in the country, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, MarylandAnd New York. The company’s transmission subsidiaries manage approximately 24,000 miles transmission lines that connect the Midwest with Mid-Atlantic. Follow FirstEnergy on the internet at www.firstenergycorp.comFollow us on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.
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