-- Allegheny Energy to spend $1 billion on 3 peakers
Allegheny Energy Inc. will buy three natural gas peaking plants from Enron North America for about $1 billion. The simple cycle peaking units total 1,710 Mw and began operation in June 2000. They are located in Gleason, Tenn., Wheatland, Ind., and Manhattan, Ill. The locations provide Allegheny with gas-fired generating capacity within the East Central Area Reliability Region (ECAR), Mid-American Interconnected Network (MAIN), and the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC).