2 Natgas-Fired Electric Power Plants Coming to Cambria County, PA

Cambria County PA
Cambria County, PA

KeyTex Energy, based in Greensburg (Westmoreland County), PA, wants to build a Marcellus gas-fired electric power plant in Cambria County at a former prison site. Regional power grid operator, PJM Interconnection, will need to weigh in on the project and determine whether or not electrical substation upgrades are needed. A second natgas-fired electric plant, planned by Competitive Power Ventures, is already much further along the curve with another planned power plant. The $900 million CPV plant will be located off Route 271 near Vinco in Cambria County. CPV is now putting out bids for the electricity it will produce, and getting ready to begin construction. If both of these projects get built in Cambria (a good chance they both will), they will use cheap, abundant and clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale. Electric generating plants are an important new market to sop up some of the overcapacity we have in the Marcellus/Utica. Here’s the low down on these two natgas electric plants being planned…

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