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Feds reject sale of Pleasants Power Station


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The sale of the Pleasants Power Station has been denied.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected the proposed purchase of the plant by Monongahela Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. in a decision issued Friday.

Mon Power’s 2015 Integrated Resource Plan, accepted by the West Virginia Public Service Commission, said Mon Power would have a capacity shortfall beginning in the winter peaking period of 2016 that was projected to exceed 700 MW by 2020 and 850 MW by 2027.

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