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Brooke County power plant clears next permit hurdle


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING, W.Va. — An $884 million natural gas electricity generator is one step closer to reality in West Virginia because state regulators on Tuesday issued a siting certificate for the planned Brooke County Power plant.

This is one of the projects West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher said may receive funding from a portion of the planned $83.7 billion investment by China Energy.

During a visit to China in November, Thrasher signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with the company while in the presence of President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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