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Plans ongoing for three WV power plants worth $2B

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Work is continuing to bring three natural-gas-fired power plants to West Virginia, with an estimated $2 billion investment in the three projects, an official with Energy Solutions Consortium said.

Energy Solutions is planning to build the power plants in Harrison, Marshall and Brooke counties, spokesman Curtis Wilkerson said.

Energy Solutions and equity partner Quantum Utility Generation, based in Houston, are collaborating on the $615 million Marshall County plant, which is scheduled to go online in the summer of 2019.

 “Preliminary work will begin in the coming months, depending on the contractor, to construct the 549-megawatt plant along W.Va. 2 just north of the Moundsville Country Club in Marshall County on a 37.5-acre site,” Wilkerson said.

The $600 million Harrison plant in Clarksburg and the $800 million Brooke plant in Follansbee are in the preliminary stages…

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