If Enron gets clearance from the NC Utilities, it would be thecompany's entry to North Carolina, giving it a toehold in the stateif and when its energy market is opened to competition.

The undetermined amount of land for the plant would be annexedby Rocky Mount, and the plant would supply the city with anestimated $300,000 a year in property taxes.

A potential block to the deal is N.C. Natural Gas Corp. whichserves the Rocky Mount area. N.C. Natural Gas has not yet agreed toprovide the city with the additional gas needed to fuel theplant.

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