New $300 million PGE power plant near Clatskanie

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Associated Press

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM

CLATSKANIE, Ore. (AP) — Portland General Electric plans to start construction next month on a third natural gas-fueled power plant at Port Westward along the Columbia River near Clatskanie.

Unlike the first two plants, The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/15Yq0xD) this one will operate only during times of peak electricity demand.

PGE says the new $300 million plant will give it flexibility to use unpredictable renewable resources such as wind and solar power.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com

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