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VIRGINIA POWER TO CUT MT. STORM NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS

 VIRGINIA POWER TO CUT MT. STORM NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS
 RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Power has signed a contract that will lead to a 50 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions from the company's Mt. Storm Power Station.
 The contract with ABB Combustion Engineering Services Inc. calls for installation of nitrogen oxide controls on all three generating units at Mt. Storm, located about 120 miles west of Washington, D.C. The controls will reduce Mt. Storm's annual nitrogen oxide discharges by as much as 20,000 tons per year. Nitrogen oxide contributes to the formation of acid rain and smog.
 Present plans call for the control system to be operational by Jan. 1, 1995. The controls must be installed for Mt. Storm to comply with emissions standards set by Phase I of the 1990 federal Clean Air Act Amendments. The project's $27 million price includes the ABB Combustion Engineering Services contract and other work associated with the design and installation of the controls.
 Earlier this year, Virginia Power announced a $140 million project to install a scrubber at Mt. Storm to reduce the facility's sulfur dioxide discharges by as much as 50,000 tons per year. The scrubber is also part of the company's Clean Air Act compliance strategy, which is expected to increase rates by no more than five percent over a 10-year period. Virginia Power's compliance cost is expected to be substantially less than those facing some other utilities that burn large amounts of coal.
 "Curtailing Mt. Storm's emissions will lead to improved air quality in Shenandoah National Park and throughout Virginia," said John A. Ahladas, Virginia Power senior vice president-Corporate Services. "Prevailing westerly winds frequently carry emissions from Mt. Storm and other plants west of Virginia over the park and into the state. In fact, studies indicate that over 90 percent of the pollution crossing the park comes from outside Virginia."
 Mt. Storm is about 65 miles northwest of Shenandoah National Park. The coal-fired facility generates approximately 1,600 megawatts of electricity, enough to supply 400,000 homes.
 Under the terms of the contract, ABB Combustion Engineering Services will install new burners in all three units at Mt. Storm. The burners will alter the mixing of fuel and air in each unit's boiler and reduce nitrogen oxide formation. Burner installation will begin next spring. ABB Combustion Engineering Services' corporate offices are in Windsor, Conn. The company is a subsidiary of Asea Brown Boveri.
 Monitors to measure nitrogen oxide and other discharges from Mt. Storm's three generating units will be installed by November 1993.
 Virginia Power has not yet awarded a contract for the monitoring system.
 Virginia Power's Clean Air Act compliance strategy also calls for installation of nitrogen oxide controls on most of the company's coal- fired units in Virginia by Jan. 1, 2000, the date the Act's Phase II imposes even tighter emissions controls on utilities. Devices to reduce nitrogen oxide discharges have already been installed on one unit at the company's Yorktown Power Station as part of the experimental Limestone Injection Multistage Burner (LIMB) project.
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 /CONTACT: William H. Byrd, Virginia Power, 804-771-6115/
 (D) CO: Virginia Power; ABB Combustion Engineering Services; Asea Brown
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