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Morgantown Energy terminates power contract with Monongahela Power

Morgantown Energy Associates Inc., owned by controlled affiliates of Starwood Energy Group Global LLC, terminated its electricity purchase agreement with FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary Monongahela Power Co.

The early termination, which was approved by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia in May 2018, facilitates the retirement of coal-fired electrical production at the Morgantown Energy Facility that has been in service since 1991.

The agreement was originally scheduled to expire in April 2027, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.

Subsequently, the project site will transition to natural gas-fueled steam-only production to support its obligations with West Virginia University, providing steam supply through its infrastructure investments.

The complete transition to steam-only production along with the shutdown of the waste coal fired boilers is expected to be completed by mid-2020, according to a Jan. 6 release.