To assist in the growing demand for electricity in the upperMidwest, Southern Energy Inc. plans to begin construction thismonth of a natural gas-fired plant in Zeeland, MI that will useadvanced natural gas combined-cycle technology and state-of-the-artemission control equipment. Commercial operations are expected tobegin in June 2001, with an initial 300 MW of capacity. Anadditional 530 MW will begin commercial operation by June 2003.

When the Zeeland facility begins operation along with therecently announced 550-MW plant in Arkansas, the power-generationcapacity owned or controlled by Southern Energy will top more than10,000 MW in the United States.

The plant’s output in the wholesale power area will be marketedby Southern Company Energy Marketing, the energy marketing and riskmanagement unit of Southern Energy.

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