Allegheny Energy completes $1.3B environmental improvement work

5 February 2010 - Allegheny Energy, Inc. (AYE) announced the completion of a $1.3B program intended to improve the environmental performance at two of its largest power plants. With the recent tie-in of flue gas desulfurization (scrubber) equipment at its Fort Martin Power Station near Morgantown, W.Va., Allegheny now has scrubbers on all of its supercritical coal units.

The initiative, which included a similar project at its Hatfield’s Ferry facility south of Pittsburgh, was designed to help Allegheny reduce its fleet-wide sulfur dioxide emissions by more than two-thirds from 2005 levels.

As part of the environmental initiative, Allegheny installed scrubbers at both the 1,107 MW Fort Martin facility and the 1,710 MW Hatfield’s Ferry plant. The company completed work at Hatfield’s Ferry in October. The scrubbers are reported to remove approximately 95 percent of the SO2emissions at both Fort Martin and Hatfield’s Ferry, totaling more than 200,000 tons annually from the two plants. The Company hopes that Mercury emissions at the facilities also will drop significantly.

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