Tenaska Spends $22M in Water Plant Upgrades Ahead of Elec Project

In August, energy giant Tenaska (headquartered in Omaha, NE) broke ground to build a 925-megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant in South Huntingdon (Westmoreland County), PA (see Groundbreaking for Tenaska Marcellus-Fired Electric Plant in SWPA) . The Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station will cost $780 million to build. Some of that money, $22 million so far, is being spent to upgrade the local Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County water treatment plant. Upgrades include 13 miles of new pipeline from the Tenaska site to a new pumping station in Bullskin, Fayette County. Upgrades also include a device that removes moisture from sludge left over after river water is treated. The Tenaska plant will use 8-10 million gallons of water per day. Hence the upgrades to the municipal water authority, upgrades that will benefit everyone who uses the system, not just Tenaska…

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