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Mon Power Regional Headquarters Recognized with Merit Award from the West Virginia American Institute of Architects

April 14, 2012

Mon Power Regional Headquarters in Fairmont, WV has received a Merit Award from the West Virginia Component of the American Institute of Architects.

Prior to its merger with First Energy, Allegheny Energy selected Omni Associates – Architects to provide all Architectural and Engineering services for its new transmission operations headquarters in Fairmont, West Virginia. Now the Mon Power Regional Headquarters, this 148,000 square foot, environmentally friendly facility is located in the I-79 Technology Park. This state-of-the-art facility serves as the center for multi-state energy transmission functions, including around-the-clock management of the electric grid. The building houses the Transmission Operations Control Center, a Data Center, Class A commercial office space, and all associated electrical, mechanical, and support facilities. The Transmission Operations Control Center and Data Center was constructed to meet a site infrastructure performance rating of Tier III.

According to Allegheny Energy’s Linda Moss, Director, Ops Support and Project Manager for the building, “Omni has been an integral part of this entire process. The architects worked quickly to assess our needs and develop the frame work for this building and worked closely with us to ensure the final product would be efficient as well as beautiful.”