Allegheny will construct an environmentally friendly building on a nine-acre parcel of land in the I-79 High Technology Park. The facility will serve as the center for AlleghenyÂ’s multi-state transmission functions and will feature a new operations center, which will perform around-the-clock management of the electric grid. In addition, the new building will be home to AlleghenyÂ’s transmission planning, engineering, maintenance and construction functions.
Â“With two major expansion projects underway, we need a new center to meet the complex requirements of our transmission system, and North Central West Virginia is an ideal location,Â” stated Paul J. Evanson, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Allegheny Energy.
Allegheny expects to start construction in 2009, with completion expected in mid-2011. Approximately 150 managerial, professional, technical, and administrative positions will be located in the new building.
Headquartered in Greensburg, Pa., Allegheny Energy is an investor-owned electric utility with total annual revenues of over $3 billion and more than 4,000 employees. The company owns and operates generating facilities and delivers low-cost, reliable electric service to 1.6 million customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia.