FirstEnergy plans $35 million in upgrades for shale gas facilities | TribLIVE

FirstEnergy Corp. will spend $35 million over the next two years on several transmission and substation projects aimed at improving electrical service around Marcellus shale gas development.

The upgrades, which include a $31 million substation in Washington County to support a new gas processing facility, also will improve reliability for West Penn Power customers in the area, the utility’s Akron-based parent company said Monday. In addition to the substation, the company this spring will start $1 million worth of work on a transmission substation near Houston in Washington County, and next year will upgrade a 9-mile transmission line between Burgettstown and Weirton, W.Va.

via FirstEnergy plans $35 million in upgrades for shale gas facilities | TribLIVE.

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