$500 million dollars of renewable energy investment coming to the Mid-Ohio Valley – WTAP

by | Sep 13, 2022 | Energy

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -West Virginia Legislature passed three bills in Monday’s 4th special session agenda.Of the three bills, Governor justice signed the economic development bill bringing a $500 million investment in renewable energy in Ravenswood.Justice announced that (BHE) Berkshire Hathaway Energy business will buy more than 2,000 acres in Ravenswood to be developed as a renewable energy microgrid powered industrial site.And I’m very proud that West Virginia’s taken the lead and the step forward in moving in the right direction to allow us to compete on that global scale.Precision Castparts Corp, a BHE incorporated business, will be first on the site as a state-of-the-art titanium melt facility using 100% renewable energy to make titanium products for industries like aerospace.Ravenswood’s Mayor, Josh Miller said the city has been preparing for this announcement and he’s now looking at what’s next.“Now we’ve got to step up even more to make sure we continue to be ready as that growth comes. Because we don’t know how long this is going to take or the timeline yet, but there’s going to be a lot of pieces of this puzzle that are going to have to come together.”Delegate Vernon Criss said the work planned in Ravenswood is going to be extraordinary.He compared it to the construction of the Nucor Steel production facility in Mason County.“What that does like the NUCOR thing …

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