Moundsville Power, LLC is proposing the redevelopment of a significant portion of a former chemical manufacturing plant site, located approximately three miles south of Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County.
This site will host a 549 megawatt (MW), clean-burning natural gas power plant and feature the most efficient combined cycle electric generation technology available. The project will support hundreds of skilled construction jobs and many long term, highly paid positions during the plant's long operating life and utilize local abundant West Virginia natural gas. Additionally, this plant will provide the low cost and reliable electricity needed to keep West Virginia businesses competitive and help offset the effect of coal plant closings in the area.
Moundsville Power will be a natural gas fueled electric generating station that will utilize state-of-the-art, clean-technology with a capacity of 549 MW.
The project site is located approximately three miles south of Moundsville, West Virginia, between the Ohio River, WV Route 2 and the Moundsville Golf Course.
Moundsville Power is placed on approximately 40 acres of a 280 acre, former chemical manufacturing plant site that had been operated by various entities as a chemical production site since 1953. In addition to providing a positive reuse of this site, the project may stimulate additional economic development by attracting industrial development to the site to utilize the plant’s excess steam production and significant infrastructure upgrades.
Moundsville Power will utilize a natural gas fueled electric generating station. The state-of-the-art, clean-burning station has a capacity of 549 MW. The plant design will consist of two combustion turbine generators (CTGs), connected to two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs). The HRSGs harness exhaust heat from the CTGs to generate high-quality, superheated steam. The steam is generated into electricity in an environmentally friendly and efficient manner through a single steam turbine (ST).
Moundsville Power will be able to utilize abundant West Virginia natural gas by interconnecting to an existing local natural gas pipeline infrastructure. By doing so, the project will generate enough electricity to power approximately 549,000 homes. Additionally, the power generated will be sold on the PJM Interconnection System (the grid) via AEP’s existing transmission lines, which are in close proximity to the site location.
The Moundsville Power project will produce significant benefits to local and regional economies through considerable private investment, creation of jobs, and improvements to the local infrastructure.
By utilizing the abundant natural gas resources of West Virginia, the facility will be fueled only by natural gas (natural gas fuel only combustion turbines, no distillate fuels). Implementation of state-of-the-art turbine generation equipment, advanced emission control technology and burning natural gas (providing the lowest emission rates of all fossil fuels) will allow the plant to meet or exceed all local, state and federal environmental operating standards and air quality permits.