Longview Plans to Expand
MAIDSVILLE — Right now there are just wild flowers on the empty land next to the Longview Power Plant in Maidsville, just north of Morgantown. But that will change in just a few years. Longview officials are in the process of obtaining permits to construct a $1.1 billion Longview Power Clean Energy Center that will be one of the largest fully integrated power generation facilities in the region. The company said the plant is sorely needed in the state.
Longview: Powering today, energized for the future
At $2 billion Longview Power L.L.C. is the largest private investment in the West Virginia economy and employs 150 people that deliver some of the cleanest and most efficient coal-produced electricity to the grid in the world. Now, the company will pursue a major expansion. President and CEO Jeff Keffer says currently they have 710 megawatts of capacity that is used by 500,000 homes in the 13-state PJM regional transmission organization.
W.Va. energy company plans to develop solar field in Greene
One of the largest solar facilities in the Appalachian Basin, and perhaps the largest in Western Pennsylvania, is planned for Greene County. Greene Commissioner Blair Zimmerman said Monday morning that Longview Power LLC, based in Maidsville, W.Va., is in the developmental phase of constructing a 70-megawatt utility grade solar field. An estimated 185,000 solar panels are to be placed on land the company purchased on both sides of the Pennsylvania-West Virginia line, along the Monongahela River. The project will cost an estimated $76 million and is targeted for commission in late 2021, according to a news release from the Greene County Tourism Promotion Agency.
Gas-Fired power projects on the rise in W.Va
While the old adage says coal is king in West Virginia, natural gas is beginning to play a larger role in the state’s energy generation landscape.
Longview Power Clean Energy Center Files for WV Public Service Commission Siting Certificate
Longview Power has filed application for a siting certificate with the West Virginia Public Service Commission for the construction and operation of a wholesale electric generating facility comprised of a 1,200-megawatt (MW) gas-fired combined cycle power plant and a 70-MW, utility grade solar installation, company officials announced today.