Air Pollution Control Equipment Services, Emissions, Retrofits & Upgrades

First Energy to spend $1.6B to cut emissions

The AP reported that First Energy Corp. plans to spend about $1.6 billion over the next four years to reduce emissions from its power plants. The capital spending includes an estimated $380 million in 2007, $563 million in 2008, $496 million in 2009 and $178 million in 2010.

The work includes sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide controls at the company’s Sammis plant, the largest coal-fired plant in Ohio, and sulfur dioxide control upgrades at its Mansfield plant in Pennsylvania.

First Energy’s Eastlake Unit 5 and Burger Units 4 and 5 will get nitrogen dioxide controls and its Bayshore Unit in Ohio will get sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide controls, the news service quoted the company as saying.