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July 20, 2018
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Appalachian Power might agree to clean-coal plant construction cap
(WOUB) - Appalachian Power might be willing to compromise on a key objection to a proposed clean-coal power plant in West Virginia.

President Dana Waldo says the company might agree to cap construction costs for the 629-megawatt plant, which is proposed for Mason County, just across the Ohio River from Meigs County, Ohio.

His comment came yesterday during a licensing hearing before West Virginia's Public Service Commission.

Appalachian Power is a subsidiary of American Electric Power.

The plant would be the first large-scale generating station in the U.S. to use so-called clean coal technology that burns gas made from coal, making it easier to remove pollutants.

AEP is proposing to build a similar plant in Meigs County.
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