Andrew Dorn, managing partner with Buffalo, N.Y-based private developer Moundsville Power, believes this would be a worthwhile investment for the county because commissioners would only pay $1 to acquire the facility.
"The county will take title for $1, but they will have the title in name only," Dorn
also said the electricity generated at the potential plant would not be any direct replacement for the soon-to-close American Electric Power Kammer Plant.
said the PJM Interconnection grid needs more power in 13 states throughout the eastern U.S.
"Certainly, (natural gas) will compete with coal to sell electricity," Dorn
"We cannot stop burning coal to generate electricity.
If we did, the lights would go out."
also said the $615 million price tag will be met with private financing.
proposed facility will be a combined-cycle plant that will use natural gas to run one of its turbines, while using the exhaust heat from this process to drive an additional steam turbine.
We have been working on this now for 18 months," Dorn