More Details on Marcellus Power Plant Coming to Greene County, PA

In March MDN brought you the news that APV Renaissance Partners (a subsidiary of American Power Ventures) will submit a permit to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) “within the next month” for a combined-cycle power plant at the old Hatfield’s Ferry site in Greene County, PA–to be powered with Marcellus Shale gas (see Marcellus Gas-Fired Power Plant Coming to Greene County, PA). That story generated a LOT of interest. At a meeting yesterday, APV officially unveiled their plans for the old Hatfield’s Ferry site. Also, coordinated to hit at the same time, FirstEnergy issued a press release outlining the deal, updating us on the fate of the rest of the site (APV will only use a small portion of the old coal-fired site). In what seems to be another bit of coordinated timing, the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection recently visited the old coal plant site and issued violations of environmental codes that exist at the site. (Somebody always has to rain on the parade.) Below is updated information on the exciting news that a new 1,000-megawatt combined cycle Marcellus gas facility, “one of the cleanest burning plants in the world,” will get built on 33 acres at the former coal plant site in Greene County…

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