Tenaska is constructing a clean-burning natural gas-fueled electric generating station with a stated capacity of 925 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
The project site is south of Interstate 70 between exits 49 and 51 in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Construction started in 2016; commercial operation targeted for 2018.
Use of Water Resources
Tenaska has contracted with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County to obtain water from the municipal water treatment plant. Tenaska understands the importance of water now and for future generations. The plant will recycle water through the cooling process multiple times to maximize use of the water purchased.
An existing regional natural gas pipeline near the site will deliver clean-burning natural gas to the facility. A short delivery pipeline will be constructed.
The facility will connect via a short transmission line to the PJM Interconnection regional transmission organization, which coordinates movement of power in all or parts of 13 regional states, including Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
A Tenaska affiliate is proposed to build, own and operate the plant.
Tenaska is an energy company based in Omaha, Nebraska, with a reputation for building high-quality, efficient and environmentally responsible energy projects. Tenaska develops, constructs, owns and operates non-utility electric generating plants. It manages operations for approximately 7,000 megawatts (MW) of power generation consisting of nine power plants owned by Tenaska in partnership with other companies. Additional information about Tenaska is available at www.tenaska.com.