Second Pennsylvania power plant to capitalise on Marcellus shale gas

The Patriot Energy Center
Source: Business Wire

Tom Corbett, Governor of Pennsylvania, will be present at the opening of the second, after Liberty Energy Center, power plant in Pennsylvania specifically developed to take advantage of its proximity to the Marcellus Shale gas formation.

The Patriot Energy Center power plant will power up to 1,000,000 homes while contributing approximately $6 billion to the Pennsylvania economy, and creating approximately 500 construction jobs; 27 high-paying direct jobs to operate the plant and 45 indirect jobs to support the plant.

The plant – which is scheduled to begin commercial operation by mid-2016 – will utilize the latest, most advanced emissions-control technology, such as Siemens H-class gas turbines, making it one of the cleanest natural gas-fuelled power plants in the United States. By using air, rather than water for cooling purposes, The Patriot Energy Center will not discharge water into the Western Branch of the Susquehanna River therefore eliminating potential impacts to sensitive species in the Susquehanna watershed.

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