• 66°
franklin county times

Peak power plant planned for Enterprise

By By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
May 12, 2001
ENTERPRISE Duke Energy plans to invest $230 million over the next year with construction of a peak power plant in the Enterprise Industrial Park.
Work is expected to begin by the end of the month and the natural gas-fired plant should be online by June 2002. When completed, the plant will sell electrical power wholesale to other power companies during peak usage times.
When completed, the plant will employ about seven people. However, it will mean about $1 million in tax dollars for the next 10 years to be shared by Clarke County and the Enterprise School District.
The Enterprise Industrial Park attracted Duke Energy's attention because it is near a major gas supply line. There is also a water well located in the industrial park.
Jon Busby, Duke Energy's project director, said between 200 and 300 people will be involved in the construction of the 640 megawatt plant.
Construction will be handled by one of the company's affiliates, Duke/Fluor Daniel.
Steve Swogetinsky is regional editor of The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3217, or e-mail him at sswogetinsky@themeridianstar.com.

News

Phil Campbell swears in new councilman

Franklin County

Fall brings Pumpkin Palooza, NW-SCC trunk-or-treat event

Franklin County

Hodges festival promises food, fun, fireworks

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2008, Paige Palmer Thorne

Franklin County

Commission passes budget, shows support for two state amendments

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville Homecoming Court

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Tharptown Homecoming Court

Franklin County

NW-SCC public relations wins seven statewide awards

Franklin County

Phil Campbell City Council fills vacant seat

Features

Taste of Franklin: Flavors of fall

News

Red Bay celebrates Founders Day with plenty of entertainment for all

Franklin County

FCS bus driver faces arrest, termination

Franklin County

County seeks responses to broadband survey

Franklin County

NW-SCC reports highest fall enrollment since 2010 

Features

View from Crescent Moon Acres: How one New Jersey woman found her dream life in Phil Campbell

Franklin County

Franklin County 4-H rabbit project participants bring home awards

News

ADEM approves $348M for water, sewer projects

Franklin County

Extension warns: Harvest time means taking extra safety precautions

News

City approves line-of-credit bid from VSB for equipment purchases

News

Russellville Electric Board elects officers

News

RHS Marching Hundred hosts Northwest Alabama Classic

News

RCS BOE approves budget for FY-2023

Franklin County

FCS BOE passes budget

News

Red Bay plans annual Founders Day festival Sept. 24

x