Fort Martin and Harrison plants will continue to operate until 2035, 2040, respectively, after upgrades
FAIRMONT, W.Va., Dec. 17, 2021/PRNewswire/ – Mon Power and Potomac Edison are subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corp. NYSE: FE. They have applied to the Public Service Commission. West VirginiaApproval to conduct a multiyear environmental compliance program at Fort Martin Power Station and the two regulated power plants of the companies. Maidsville Harrison Power StationIn Haywood. The approximate $142 millionThe program would include wastewater treatment projects at new plants to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s effluent limit guideline (ELG).
If approved, the companies would complete their work by the end 2025, reducing the environmental impacts of the two 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 proposed upgrades will create jobs locally and allow us continue to operate our plants in the next decade for our customers’ benefit. West Virginia” Jim MyersPresident of West VirginiaFirstEnergy’s 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 put into service in late 1960s and early 70s. These plants have a history of a life span of around 60 years. The commission would have to review and approve the retirement of either facility.
Mon Power and Potomac Edison are working together to find the most cost-effective and reliable ways to replace the plant’s significant capacity. The two plants produce 3,080 megawatts each.
FirstEnergy made an announcement last year about a Carbon neutrality pledgeBy 2050. The company communicated its intention to carefully transition its generation fleet as part of its comprehensive climate strategy.
Mon Power and Potomac Edison submitted a request to the Public Service Commission of West VirginiaTo build five utility-scale buildings Solar energy projectsAll over the companies West VirginiaService territory that could generate 50 megawatts clean, renewable energy.
Potomac Edison serves approximately 275,000 customers in seven states. 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.
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