CUMBERLAND -- Gov. Parris N. Glendening and several other state leaders are expected to attend the Oct. 20 groundbreaking for the $400 million Warrior Run co-generation plant in Mexico Farms.
"We are extending an open invitation to all of our neighbors in the Mexico Farms area," said Steve Hase, development manager for AES. "The AES vision for our region's own power supply is now in focus on the immediate horizon. Commitment and perseverance win in the end."
Mr. Hase said the plant will help bring a brighter future to the residents of Western Maryland.
When the power plant goes on-line in 1999, more than 1,000 jobs will have been created. This includes construction work, operation of the plant and mining jobs. The project also will generate $100 million in taxes and more than $3 billion in economic impact.