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Coal Still A Contender, Says Exec

Patton: Existing plants still viable in economy

December 4, 2013
By JOSELYN KING - Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

A natural gas-fired power plant costs billions of dollars less to build than a new coal-fired plant, but larger, existing coal plants still can compete with them in today's economy, according to Charles Patton, president and chief operating officer for Appalachian Power.

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