In this Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, a crane works on a construction site at the former Drexel Tower in Philadelphia.
The Drexell Energy Corporation, which will be based in Virginia, plans to spend $3 billion to build a $1.2 billion coal-fired power plant in the eastern part of the state, an upgrade that will bring more power to parts of the area and expand its reach into the Southeast.
The company also plans to develop new gas and nuclear plants that could create a more reliable source of electricity in rural parts of Virginia and southern Appalachia.
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) less In this Feb. 8, 2021 file photo a crane lifts an old coal-burning generator on the property of the Drexedels Coal Corporation in Wylie, Va.
The proposed power plant would provide electricity to about 2,000 homes and businesses in eastern Virginia, and would be a major investment in the region’s energy mix.
(Seth … more Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press less In the late 1990s, when Virginia was still struggling with the economic fallout of the Great Recession, many Virginians didn’t have enough electricity.
Many homes didn’t even have electricity when the power was shut off in the summer.
But with more people switching to solar and wind power, Virginians have now been able to get more power from solar and more energy from wind, thanks to solar leasing and renewable energy incentives.
The power that was once shut off, in some cases, for months at a time, is now available, even during a blizzard.
And in the Eastern Seaboard, where many residents have never had power in the winter, the power will now be available.
less In a March 15, 2017 file photo workers on the construction site of a new power plant at the old Drexelle Tower in Baltimore.
Drexeller Energy Corporation is proposing to build the plant in Virginia’s eastern suburbs in a project that would expand its energy supply, from its existing coal-fueled power plant, to generate enough electricity to power 1.2 million homes and office buildings.
The project, which is expected to be completed in 2021, would add nearly 300 jobs in the area.
(Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) less After a winter storm in November, the new power station will come online next month.
A few months later, the utility says it will add more coal to its existing power mix, which has been blamed for power outages throughout the region.
(credit: Drexeling Coal Corporation via Getty) less Virginia Gov.
Ralph Northam (D) is working to make sure the state gets the resources it needs to address the state-wide energy crisis.
The Virginia Department of Public Service is building a coal-fuelled power plant that will be the largest in the Southeast and the largest coal-powered plant in North America.
The new plant will be located on a 400-acre site that is currently the site of an abandoned power plant.
(Associated Press) less Northam, a Republican, said in a statement that his administration is working closely with the Department of Natural Resources, the Department to identify all the necessary incentives and funding that will make this project a reality.
In addition to a grant from the Trump administration to help with the development of the project, the Virginia Department is also providing the necessary state-specific incentives to make this proposal a reality, Northam said.
less The new power will be used to replace an aging coal-based power plant on a site owned by the D.C. Metro Authority.
The plant is due to be retired in 2019, but the state will pay for it with a $150 million loan from the U.S. Treasury.
(The Washington Post) less The Washington D.S., U.s.
Senate majority leader.
Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northum (R) is expected at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, U. S., on April 24, 2019.
Northam is also expected to announce a new coal-electricity power plant to replace the aging power plant of the Washington D… more Photo by John Minchillo/UPI | License Photo