Construction Begins on $780M SWPA NatGas-Fired Power Plant

Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station
Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station – artist rendering

“It’s a go” for a long-delayed $780 million natural gas-fueled power plant in South Huntingdon (Westmoreland County), PA being built by energy giant Tenaska. So said a Tenaska spokesperson following an announcement that the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station, a 925-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fueled power plant project near Pittsburgh, has secured $780 million in funding. The project was first proposed in 2009 and since that time has secured all of the necessary permits. The project has also faced some local opposition. According to the Tenaska announcement, construction began “earlier this year” at the project site. Black & Veatch is doing the engineering work and acting as the contractor for the project. And yes, Marcellus/Utica gas will feed the plant when it goes online in 2018…

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