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Allegheny dedicates power to Pa. plant

June 02, 2002

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Allegheny Energy Supply, a subsidiary of Allegheny Energy Inc., recently dedicated 88 megawatts of natural gas-fired merchant generating capacity in Guilford Township, near Chambersburg, Pa.

The new facility creates enough electricity for 88,000 homes.

The two 44-megawatt General Electric LM6000 combustion turbines were constructed on approximately 5 acres of a 52-acre tract along Interstate 81, north of Marion, Pa. The state-of-the-art equipment is fired by natural gas and operates primarily at times of peak electrical demand - typically on the hottest and coldest days of the year.

Allegheny began construction of the units in July 2001, and the facility went into commercial operation in November 2001.

In addition, Allegheny has contributed to the Guilford Township Water Authority for improvements to water lines in the area and to the Marion Volunteer Fire Department toward the cost of new facilities and equipment.

The company also held a groundbreaking ceremony May 16 for its 630-megawatt natural gas, combined-cycle generating facility in St. Joseph County, Ind., about 10 miles west of South Bend. The generating facility is expected to be completed and in operation by mid-2004.

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Allegheny also donated $150,000 as the first of two installments for new ambulances in St. Joseph County.

The developments support Allegheny Energy Supply's growth strategy of owning or controlling more than 14,500 megawatts of generating capacity by 2005, according to a news release issued by the company.

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