BRIANNA KRAEMER, MARCH 21, 2024

Duke Energy has revealed plans to build a new natural gas power plant in Catawba County beginning in 2026, sticking to a reliable energy source as demand growth accelerates and green energy options fall short.

Duke Energy filed an application to construct the new facility with the North Carolina Utilities Commission last week. If approved, the proposed plant would open in 2029 and replace the current Marshall Steam Station, one of its largest facilities that runs off both coal and natural gas. The new plant would contain two units with a total capacity of 850 megawatts…

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