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Lawmakers Hear What Went Wrong With The Grid Last Month

State lawmakers got more information Thursday about the electric power grid problems during Christmas weekend. The regional transmission operator that includes West Virginia, 12 other states and the District of Columbia experienced high demand and high generation failures from Dec. 23-25.

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Coal Industry Opposes Natural Gas Pipeline State Leaders Support

Coal Association President Chris Hamilton said the 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline would displace coal-fired electricity generation in North Carolina.

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Pleasants Power Station Workers Say They'll Testify To Save Plant

A northern West Virginia power plant is scheduled to shut down at the end of May, but the plant’s employees have spoken in favor of preventing that.

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PSC Chair: State Narrowly Avoided Christmas Weekend Power Failure

Charlotte Lane said about 40 percent of the natural gas fired power plants in PJM failed that weekend.

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