The maker of a controversial West Virginia water pipe has agreed to supply electricity to a rural West Virginia town, officials announced Thursday.

    The deal between the West Virginia Electric Power Authority and PNC Energy Partners Inc., which has a contract to provide electricity to several communities in the region, will create more than 2,400 jobs and provide the state with the nation’s largest water pipe.

    The utility’s contract for the pipe was awarded in May, but utility officials have not announced any job numbers.

    The agreement with PNC comes just days after the company’s chairman and CEO resigned amid a corruption investigation.

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