Tenaska Westmoreland


Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Westmoreland groundbreaking
Ground is ceremonially broken at the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station project near Smithton in Westmoreland County on Aug. 24, 2016.

Tenaska, a respected energy company, is constructing a state-of-the-art electric generating facility in Westmoreland County. Fueled by clean-burning natural gas, the plant is expected to bring hundreds of construction jobs, up to 25 well-paying, full-time operations jobs and power to meet the growing demand for electricity in the region.

Tenaska builds, owns and operates environmentally responsible electric generating facilities. Its reputation is sound. Three of Tenaska’s plants have received “Project of the Year” honors from industry sources. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental organization, has listed Tenaska in benchmarking studies since 2004 as having among the lowest fleetwide average emission rates for fossil-fueled power plants in the United States. The 2015 Top 100 Green Utilities report, published by trade journal Energy Intelligence, lists Tenaska 44th among power generators worldwide, based on low greenhouse gas emissions and the size of its renewable energy portfolio.

Economic Impact

Construction of the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, is expected to:

  • Result in more property tax revenue to local units of government;
  • Boost the local economy, with a total estimated construction cost of more than $500 million; and
  • Provide, on average, more than 300 jobs during construction and up to 25 well-paying, full-time jobs during operation.