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Old 10-15-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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Exactly this!
If they put something useful down there sure. Plus keep it methhead free.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:47 PM
 
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If they put something useful down there sure. Plus keep it methhead free.
And there lies the problem, the city seems to have no interest in doing anything to fix the problems.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:12 PM
 
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Government exists to fix problems. Therefore, nothing gets fixed.
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:44 PM
 
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It is clear the plant will continue to operate until 2027 at least. Essentially, they are taking it off the grid because the small capacity makes less profitable for operations. In some ways this is a shame because it operates with very little pollution, but I agree that at some point it should be eliminated in order to develop the riverfront. Apparently they will use what for now is cheaper methane gas to produce the steam going forward.
CT is correct. The plant will continue to operate.

A Morgantown Energy Associates plant will be deactivated effective Jan. 1, 2020, according to The Dominion Post newspaper.

The plant on Beechhurst Avenue will go off the power grid but is expected to continue to provide steam heat to West Virginia University’s two Morgantown campuses, according to the newspaper.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:24 PM
 
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It seems weird that it would be more profitable to produce steam for WVU compared to producing steam for WVU and producing electricity. I will confess that I’m not familiar with their operations, though.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:21 AM
 
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It seems weird that it would be more profitable to produce steam for WVU compared to producing steam for WVU and producing electricity. I will confess that I’m not familiar with their operations, though.
Workers were informed that since they won't be producing electricity that most of them will be let go. Producing steam was secondary and essentially a byproduct of the electrical generation. They'll stop burning coal entirely now and just run off the auxiliary gas system that was used for shutdowns and maintenance.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:23 AM
 
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CT is correct. The plant will continue to operate.

A Morgantown Energy Associates plant will be deactivated effective Jan. 1, 2020, according to The Dominion Post newspaper.

The plant on Beechhurst Avenue will go off the power grid but is expected to continue to provide steam heat to West Virginia University’s two Morgantown campuses, according to the newspaper.
Correct but workers were already informed of the reduction in force. Just not as many needed to produce only steam.
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:24 AM
 
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A good side effect will be a reduction in truck traffic through this area of town. I know that there's a loading/unloading site next to the plant that contributes to the truck traffic there, but I'm guessing we'd at least see a stop to the fly ash shuttles out of there.
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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It all comes down to not using coal! Not producing electricity won’t reduce jobs that much, but switching to gas will!
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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I believe that Savage Services hauls the fly ash out of the Beechurst power plant location. Since fly ash is a by-product of coal I suspect this will impact them as well. Not sure what other customers they haul for.
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