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Plant is now up and running

By Steve Herring
Published in News on January 4, 2013 1:46 PM

News-Argus file photo

Lee energy plant west of Goldsboro is seen in September. The smokestacks will be torn down now that the plant has converted from coal to natural gas to produce electricity.

A recently completed $900 million modernization project at the Progress Energy H.F. Lee Plant began commercial operation this week. The 920-megawatt plant is now using a natural gas combined-cycle design that is more efficient than the old coal-fired units. It...

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