Duke Energy is ready to start up a new 560-megawatt natural gas-fired electric generating plant at its Asheville, North Carolina Lake Julian site in western NC. Duke will close down its coal-fired plants at the same site come January. The new gas-fired plant contains two 280 MW units. The new gas plant will be fed by a pipeline built by Public Service Company of North Carolina Inc. (PSNC Energy), a division of Dominion Energy. We can’t prove it, but our educated guess is that the gas that will flow to power this plant will come from the Marcellus/Utica region.