FirstEnergy plan for Pleasants plant draws opposition

Opponents are lining up against First Energy’s suspected plan of selling the Pleasants Power Station near St. Marys to Mon Power and Potomac Edison, the company’s West Virginia subsidiaries.

In the past week, FirstEnergy, the electric utility that supplies power to the northern half of West Virginia, has seemed to tip its hand on multiple occasions by disclosing that the company may seek to offload the coal-fired Pleasants plant, shifting the cost and risk of that facility from company shareholders to West Virginia customers.

READ THE FULL REPORT ON WV GAZETTE-MAIL.