Power Dominion Resources Inc., Richmond, Va., signed an agreement with General Electric Co. for the option to buy 10 natural gas-fired power generation turbines for an undisclosed sum. Dominion-which is slated to merge with Consolidated Natural Gas Co., Pittsburgh (OGJ, May 24, 1999, p. 46)-will use the 172-MW units in four planned power plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia along the CNG natural gas system. Construction of the plants is slated to start in 2001 and to be completed by mid-2002. Dominion expects to spend $800 million on the plants, which will have a combined capacity of 2,400 MW. Four U.S. power generators started up new natural gas reburn ...

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