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New power plant for Peach Bottom

Peach Bottom Township is getting another power plant.

Peach Bottom Township is getting another power plant.

The $470 million facility will be primarily fired by natural gas and operated by Conectiv Energy, a unit of Washington, D.C.-based Pepco Holdings Inc. Conectiv announced its plans for the facility this morning.

The company already has obtained key approvals for the plant. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2008 and last about two-and-a-half years. Construction could generate about 350 jobs and the plant would employ about 40 people, Conectiv spokeswoman M.Q. Riding said.

The plant will begin operating by 2011 and sell its power to Baltimore-based Constellation Energy. The plant will have a capacity between 545 and 550 megawatts. Conectic could add a second unit with a similar capacity in the future.

Peach Bottom Township is already home to Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, which is run by Chicago-based Exelon Corp. York County also has the Brunner Island coal-fired power plant, owned by Allentown-based PPL Corp.

This item was clarified to reflect that the new power plant Conectiv Energy is building in Peach Bottom Township will have a capacity between 545 and 550 megawatts in its first phase. Conectiv could add a second unit with a similar capacity in the future, which would bring the site’s total capacity to about 1,100 megawatts.

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